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What Attorney-Client Privilege Really Means

Posted on October 23, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Have you ever been accused of a crime? Have you ever needed to go to court over an issue like divorce or child custody issues? If so, then you know how important it is to have a good relationship with your lawyer. It’s normal to be nervous about what you say in front of a lawyer, especially if you’ve never hired one before and you’re dealing with...

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What Crimes Are Punishable By Death in Texas?

Posted on April 23, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

In the famous words of Hammurabi, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ Does this notion extend to a life for a life? According to the courtrooms in Texas, it sure does! Individuals who have been charged with taking someone else’s life can be punished by having their lives taken from them. This law of retaliation remains in place in Texas, and it’s...

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Understanding Hate Crimes in Texas

Posted on March 25, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

For the majority of U.S. cities, the overall crime rate is steadily decreasing. What’s surprising, though, is that hate crimes are on the rise. The great state of Texas isn’t immune to this national trend. According to experts, hate crimes in Texas doubled between 2017 and 2018. Hate crimes are considered serious offenses, so if you’ve been accused of one, it’s crucial to start researching the law. How...

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What’s the Difference Between Theft and Robbery in Texas?

Posted on March 11, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The FBI’s Crime Clock says that a theft crime happens about every 5.7 seconds across the nation. These startling statistics remind us that while the overall crime rate has decreased over the past few decades, theft crimes remain one of the most commonly committed crimes. From shoplifting a candy bar to holding up a bank at gunpoint, there’s a whole host of different actions that could be...

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Elder Abuse in Texas: Overview of the Law and Consequences

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Did you know that special rights and protections are afforded to all Texan citizens who are 60-years-old or older? A failure to fully understand these rights could cost you big time. That’s because there’s a ton of criminal charges that are encompassed under elder abuse laws in Texas. If you or a loved one were charged with an elder abuse crime, then you were likely taken right...

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