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How Serious is an Identity Theft Charge in Texas?

Posted on January 14, 2022 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Identity theft victimizes millions of people each year in the U.S. and causes tens of millions of dollars in damages. It can leave families in financial ruin and force victims to spend long hours and a significant amount of money to remedy. States like Texas, however, aggressively pursue and punish people who are suspected and found guilty of this crime. You can protect yourself from identity theft...

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All About White Collar Crime

Posted on July 28, 2021 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

When you work in a white collar profession, you are expected to have a high level of integrity and honesty. The public wants to believe that you would never jeopardize their best interests or that of the company for which you work. When you find yourself the target of accusations of professional wrongdoing, you need to take advantage of the opportunity to defend yourself. Your best defense...

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Can You Go To Jail For Cashing A Bad Check?

Posted on October 28, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Did you know that bad checks collectively cost us about $18.7 billion every year? You might think checks have become obsolete in the tech-savvy year of 2020, but that’s far from the case. Millions of checks still get cashed around the country all year, and some of them are inevitably fraudulent.  So, what happens if a check you cash bounces? You’re likely thinking - can I go...

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How Texas Law Defines Bribery

Posted on October 1, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

According to the World Economic Forum, developing countries spend over $1.26 trillion each year fighting bribery, theft, corruption and tax evasion. You might not know it, but these white-collar crimes are considered serious offenses in Texas. You could get hit with a second-degree felony if you’re convicted of bribery. So, what is bribery according to the law? How Texas law defines bribery makes the offense a crime...

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Blackmail and Extortion Crimes in Texas: What’s the Difference?

Posted on September 16, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Did you know that one of the most commonly committed online crime in 2019 was extortion?  Both blackmail and extortion are methods of getting innocent bystanders to act in a certain way. But, what exactly are blackmail and extortion crimes in Texas? What’s the difference between the two? More importantly, what happens if you get charged with extortion or blackmail? Learn everything you need to know below. Defining...

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