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Can I Record a Video in Public? When Do I Need Consent?

Posted on June 19, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Texas Video Recording Laws These days, it seems that almost everyone has a digital camera or a phone with video recording technology in their pocket. People use this technology to take pictures and record videos in many different locations and situations. However, in some situations, recording video or audio may be against the law. Texas has very specific laws regarding when and where it is legal to record...

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Statutes of Limitation for Federal Charges

Posted on April 3, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The federal government exercises its own prosecutorial powers to bring offenders to justice. People who face criminal charges could incur penalties ranging from steep civil fines to imprisonment. However, the government has a finite time frame in which to charge and try people suspected of committing many types of federal crimes. You can participate in your own criminal defense by learning about the statute of limitations for...

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Federal Crimes in Airports or Airlines

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you’re facing a federal charge relating to an airport or airline, you may already know that the intersection of federal, state, and international laws can be complicated. (more…)

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Using Self-Defense as a Legal Defense Against Assault Charges

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

You may have questions about using self-defense as a legal defense against an assault charge. Many Texas residents have rational fears about being arrested if self-defense is used in an assault. Self-defense may be a valid defense in a range of situations. It is a common defense used by defendants charged with assault and battery. There are some limits as to how and when an individual may...

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What is an Indictment?

Posted on February 14, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The handing down of an indictment marks the prosecution's formal charge of a suspect in the commission of a crime. The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution says that an individual can't be charged with an infamous or capital crime other than by indictment by a grand jury or presentment. Presentment involves the formal presentation of details to a court, such as by a sworn jury's...

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