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What is Probable Cause?

Posted on November 21, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Many people ask, “What is probable cause?” Probable cause in Texas is a legal term that, in its simplest form, means that a certain circumstance occurred more probably than not. For instance, to arrest an individual, law enforcement must believe that it’s probable that he or she committed a crime. Probable cause is the standard of proof that’s applicable for an arrest, warrant, search, and seizure. ...

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Facts About the DWI Process

Posted on April 3, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

A DWI arrest can haunt an individual for years to come since the fines and repercussions last far longer than a jail sentence. It’s helpful to know a few things about DWI before, during and after the arrest in order to reduce the odds of being found guilty of one. Before the Arrest Drivers who register .08 or higher on a breathalyzer test are considered to be intoxicated...

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What is an Arrest Warrant?

Posted on January 3, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

When the police arrest an individual, a certain process must take place. The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees certain rights to citizens. Therefore, law enforcement agencies must adhere to procedural requirements when making arrests. The best way for a person to safeguard his or her rights is to have assistance from a lawyer who is well-versed in constitutional law. The Arrest Warrant Arrest warrants are legal...

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