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Understanding the Penalties for Unlawful Restraint in Texas

Posted on August 26, 2021 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

When you disagree with another person over a serious issue, it can be challenging to control your emotions. You want the other person to understand your point of view and comply with what you are saying. However, you need to know at what point that you could cross the proverbial line between convincing the person to agree with you and acting unlawfully. You can avoid getting in...

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Human Trafficking: How Texas Fights Back

Posted on October 19, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Putting A Stop To Human Trafficking in Texas Texas is taking big steps to crack down on human trafficking across the state. A large number of people are trafficked through Texas and law enforcement works constantly to fight this trend. Texas laws on trafficking are extremely harsh. A single violation of this type can lead to years in prison and the possibility of federal prosecution. The state government...

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What Is Considered Kidnapping? Are There Degrees of It?

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Kidnapping Offenses in Texas Most people are aware that the crime of kidnapping involves taking or abducting a person. In Texas, the legal definition for kidnapping can be found in Section 20.03 of the Texas Penal Code. In this section, the law states that kidnapping is the act of knowingly or intentionally abducting another person. The same section defines abduction as the act of restricting a person's...

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Differences Between Kidnapping, Abduction and Unlawful Restraint

Posted on November 13, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Texas kidnapping offenses are frightening, and they can drastically change a person's life. Although the elements of individual cases may play out differently, all charges are centered on the fact someone has been unlawfully taken against their will. Most instances of these crimes are characterized by the intent of the perpetrator. The intent could be ransom money, terrorism or facilitating other illegal activities. Elements of Taking Somebody...

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