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New Laws in Texas as of September 2021

Posted on September 23, 2021 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

September marks the arrival of numerous new laws within the state of Texas. These laws have the capacity to impact citizens' lives significantly. To ensure that you stay on the right side of these laws, you need to know what ones will take effect and to what degree they will affect your everyday life. You can make the necessary adjustments to your daily routine in Texas by...

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What Are the Hit and Run Laws in Texas?

Posted on March 24, 2021 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Hit and run, also known as leaving the scene of an accident, can catapult a civil liability to a crime. Regardless of which side of the issue you may be, all individuals have requirements to fulfill when an accident occurs with a motor vehicle.  When you get into a car accident, the best thing you can do if you’re at fault is to stay at the scene...

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Penalties of False Allegations in Texas

Posted on January 20, 2021 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you are falsely accused of a crime in Texas, your entire life could be affected. Your reputation can be damaged, and you could face long-term repercussions in financial and personal relationships because of these false accusations. If the person who accused you knowingly made false allegations, they could face jail time and fines under Texas law. If you've been falsely accused, read below to learn...

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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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