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Is It Legal to Film Police Officers in Texas?

Posted on April 9, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Thanks to the rise of smart technology and social media, nearly all of us have seen videos of egregious police behavior. From unjustified arrests to planting false evidence, bad cops who abuse their power can destroy an innocent person’s life. While you’ve seen dozens of examples online, you’ve probably seen just as many individuals getting harassed by officers for attempting to film their activities. That likely has...

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Brett Podolsky Talks with Houston Matters About Domestic Abuse Victims and Legal Trouble

Posted on August 5, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

A Florida woman was recently arrested for giving her estranged husband’s guns to police. Courtney Irby, after filing a restraining order against her husband, did not believe he would give up his guns. He had been charged with aggravated battery against her, and Irby feared for her life. She entered the apartment to retrieve the guns before handing them over to the police. However, because she did...

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Online Child Exploitation Sting Leads to 51 Arrests

Posted on June 28, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Nicknamed “Operation Broken Heart,” a sweep covering Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties revealed suspects involved in child pornography, child trafficking, and online solicitation. The sweep happened over several months and resulted in 51 arrests, half of which were filed in Montgomery County. Several of the suspects were involved in previously reported cases. If you or someone you know has been charged with solicitation or child trafficking,...

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Harris County Officials Arrest 15 in Cypress Prostitution Sting

Posted on May 21, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Office arrested 15 suspects during the week of May 3rd, 2019 during an undercover prostitution sting. The sting was conducted in north Harris County, near FM 1960, from Kuykendahl east to Aldine Westfield. All suspects were charged with solicitation of prostitution, a class B misdemeanor. If you or someone you know has been charged with prostitution or solicitation, then you’ll want...

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Texas Court Blocks Revenge Porn Law

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The Texas appeals court has blocked the earlier revenge porn law [the Relationship Privacy Act, SB 1135(2015)] due to Constitutional concerns. The law previously prohibited the promotion or disclosure of intimate images without obtaining consent from the individual(s) depicted. (more…)

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