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Understanding Texas Tampering with Evidence Laws

Posted on January 17, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you or someone you love is facing evidence tampering charges, if you’ve been apprehended, or you are currently under investigation for the offense, it is essential to seek out a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney now. Whether you’re facing false accusations or you made an error in attempting to cover up evidence relating to alleged wrongdoings, you must take action now. An evidence tampering conviction may have...

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What are Inconsistent Verdicts?

Posted on December 27, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you or a loved one asks, "What are inconsistent verdicts?" you're in good company. Many judges, juries, prosecutors, and attorneys question inconsistent verdicts. At the time a jury verdict is announced, many months or years of hard work is complete. In most criminal cases, but particularly those dealing with complex issues, multiple parties, or claims, the jury may provide an inconsistent verdict. In fact, when one performs...

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The Burden of Proof

Posted on December 7, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

We often hear about the burden of proof in the media. If you’ve ever wondered, “What’s the burden of proof?” this post explains what you should know about this deep legal concept. The plaintiff and defendant are responsible to prove claims made in a trial. In general, the individual who raises a legal claim has the responsibility to prove it. The obligation of the burden of proof, and the...

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Aiding and Abetting a Criminal: Read This Before You Decide to Help a Texas Fugitive!

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Think very carefully before you decide to help another person commit a crime in Texas. Criminal law is intended to prevent and punish conduct that society wants to eradicate. Aiding and abetting laws in Texas extend the law by recognizing that when an individual assists another in the commission or concealment of a crime, he or she should be punished. Even though the individual might not have...

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Texas Law Makes an Attack Against Law Enforcement a Hate Crime

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

This post discusses H.B. 2908, an expansion of hate crime protections to benefit law enforcement professionals. Governor Gregg Abbott originally backed the expansion after five police officers were attacked and killed in Dallas in July 2016. H.B. 2908 goes into effect on September 1, 2017. Similarly, the Thin Blue Line Act, a federal bill, was recently passed in the U.S. House. The bill imposes the death penalty...

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