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Out-of-State Arrest Warrants: Everything You Need to Know

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

An arrest is a stressful thing for anyone to go through. Unfortunately, studies show that nearly one-third of all Americans will be arrested at least once before they turn 23. This is a damning statistic, but it doesn't really properly signify the difficulties that a person faces after an arrest. These challenges can become even greater if a person has an out-of-state warrant for their arrest....

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What is an Indictment?

Posted on March 19, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

One interesting aspect of the criminal law process involves the handing down of indictments to formally charge suspects with the commission of a crime. If you have been named in a criminal indictment, the services of a qualified criminal law attorney will be required to preserve your freedom. It is important that you carefully review the indictment that was filed against you. It can be invalidated...

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How Do I Post Bail?

Posted on February 7, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The state of Texas recognizes that it is not always practical to keep an individual in jail while he awaits a criminal trial. As a result, many people choose to post bail instead of stay in custody. The process of posting bail is simple and can often be used to secure one’s freedom while a court case is pending. How Does Bail Work? Bail is an exchange of...

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When Can Police Conduct a Search?

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution prohibits the government from performing unreasonable searches and seizures of people and their property. Ultimately, this means that the government must have a valid explanation in order to inspect a citizen's belongings. If police officers have consent, they can legally conduct a search. A person may give authorities the permission, or consent, to search his home, vehicle or even himself. Police...

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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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