Child Abuse

Child Abuse Attorney – Brett A. Podolsky

Whether you are a parent, teacher or child care provider, an accusation of child abuse can have devastating effects on your future. Child abuse charges can bring a loss of custody, isolation from friends and family, disgrace from peers and the looming fear of a prison sentence.

In addition to physical abuse, the state of Texas classifies the following acts as crimes against children:

  • Trafficking
  • Kidnapping
  • Forced child labor
  • Molestation
  • Violation of a child custody order
  • Violation of a child custody order
  • Neglect
  • Physical assault and battery
  • Endangerment by exposure to substances

Are you facing criminal charges for child abuse in the state of Texas? Allow attorney Brett Podolsky to help you navigate a complex legal system. He has a strong track record of defending his clients and getting the best results possible.

Child Abuse


Under Texas law, child abuse covers a wide range of crimes against minors. State law requires all professionals who work closely with children, such as teachers and doctors, to report any suspicions of abuse to the police. In turn, law enforcement officers are required to investigate every report of abuse.

The Consequences of a Guilty Verdict


Accusations of child abuse have far-reaching consequences. Lawmakers in Texas have increased prison sentences and reinforced parole and supervision in order to discourage child abuse. A minor offense usually includes state jail time, while a conviction for a serious crime like sexual assault of a child can result in up to 99 years in prison.

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If you have been arrested for child abuse or child endangerment in Houston, get in touch with the Law Office of Brett A. Podolsky. Mr. Podolsky has practiced law for over 15 years. He will listen to you and help you plan an effective defense.

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Defending Child Abuse Cases


A child abuse attorney like Brett A. Podolsky will consider the intricate details of a defendant’s case in order to formulate a customized defense on his behalf. Here are some of the possible defenses against child abuse accusations:

  • The allegations of abuse are false. False accusations are common in divorce and custody cases because the accuser has something to gain.
  • The defendant did not cause the child’s injuries. In some cases, an injury may be attributed to biological factors such as brittle bone disease.
  • The accused may argue that a minor injury occurred when he was disciplining his child.
  • If a child suffers from an illness, and it is against the parents’ religious beliefs to take the child to a doctor, an exemption of faith may be argued in neglect cases.
  • Munchausen Syndrome by proxy, also known as MSbP or MBP) is a mental illness that can cause a caregiver to intentionally harm a child in hopes of receiving sympathy or attention from others. A history of psychological problems usually accompanies this defense.

By employing the proper strategy, it is possible for a defendant to face lesser charges or even avoid a conviction altogether.

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Are you or someone you know facing criminal charges? Contact attorney Brett Podolsky today for aggressive legal defense.

Houston criminal defense lawyer Brett A. Podolsky is a former prosecutor for the State of Texas. He uses his years of criminal trial experience and knowledge of the criminal laws to advise and defend people.

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Client Testimonials

Brett Podolsky is by far one of the best and understanding lawyers out there. When my husband was wrongfully accused of being In possession of drugs after a house raid, Brett did everything in his power to get all the info and all the details to get the best results. They kept offering time and more time and he just kept rejecting because it’s not what he wanted for his client. After 2 years of fighting this case, on the day of the jury trial he was able to get the whole case completely dropped! He will work with you if you work with him. He will now forever be someone I recommend. Thanks Brett for all your hard work and dedication to keep our loved ones out here in the free world.

Yviee Barboza

Four years ago I found myself in criminal court case. It was the first time that anything like this has ever happened to me! I hired the wrong lawyer and then scouted to find a replacement. By the grace of god I found Brett and his firm. This man showed me what real lawyer is supposed do. They helped me understand my position, kept me updated and the professional manner that was even see in court! Every lawyer when seeing him would shake his hand, his reputation you could see showed me that he took extra care of his clients and was respected in his industry. His secretary Vivien was very fast to reply when I needed any questions answers. A lot of pressure was taken off my shoulders when I knew I was in good hands. Brett had a game plan and I could see my future. If your looking for a lawyer in a criminal case, look no further. Brett is your man! I am blessed to have found a lawyer , that not only is the best in his profession but also cares about his clients.

Dominick Soliz

This law office helped me get through a rough time I was having after being accused off a felony assault. They believed my side of the story and fought my case without any problems. I was very happy when I realized that I had a great lawyer. Brett is awesome and has gave me a sense of pride by just having a great lawyer. I’ve been informed today my case was dropped and I’m grateful to even give this guy a review thanks a lot to Brett and the whole team over there.

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