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The Difference Between Viewing and Possessing Child Porn

Published: Oct 12, 2020 in Child Sex Crimes, Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Did you know there is a difference between viewing and possessing child porn in Texas? Generally speaking, possessing child pornography is always illegal, whereas simply viewing it is not necessarily illegal. What’s more important, however, is the issue of whether your alleged viewing or possessing was knowing and intentional. For example, unknowingly possessing child pornography is not illegal. If you borrow a friend’s computer and unbeknownst to you it contains child porn, you have not engaged in a crime. If you or a loved one are facing child pornography charges…

Arrested in a Harris County Sting? 5 Things to Keep in Mind

Published: Oct 05, 2020 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

In September 2020, a collaborative human trafficking sting operation between 23 agencies dubbed “Operation Patriot,” made 46 arrests across Harris County and neighboring areas over a span of four days. Of those charged, many were suspected human traffickers and sex buyers, commonly called “johns.” Some were charged with felonies related to human trafficking, as well as prostitution, promotion of prostitution, and felony drug charges. These situations are highly volatile and unsuspecting people often get caught up in situations they did not appreciate. If you were arrested in an online sting…

Can You Be Convicted of a Sex Crime if You Didn’t Know Their Age?

Published: Sep 11, 2020 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

People lie about their age all the time. For older adults, it may be satisfying to pass as younger. For adolescents, the opposite might be true. Some teenagers naturally look older than their age, while others dress and groom themselves to look over 18. However, what may be cool or exciting to a young person can be devastating to you. If you become romantically or sexually involved with someone much younger than you thought, you could find yourself facing criminal charges. If you are questioned or arrested for a sex…

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Can You Get Fired for Being Accused of a Sex Crime?

Published: Sep 04, 2020 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

A sex crime accusation can jeopardize every aspect of your life. Even if it doesn’t lead to a conviction, sex offense allegations can damage your reputation, your relationships, and your livelihood. Many people ask us, “can I be fired if I’m accused of a sex crime?” But no single answer applies. What always holds true is that you can decrease the likelihood of losing your job if you fight the case and retain an experienced Houston sex crimes attorney as soon as you learn of the allegations. By working with…

How Harris County is Dealing With COVID Court Delays

Published: Aug 17, 2020 in COVID-19, Criminal Defense

Being charged with a crime is never ideal, but going through the Harris County Court System in the middle of a pandemic makes the situation so much worse. If you, like thousands of others in Harris County, have found yourself with lingering charges and no end in sight, don’t lose hope. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Having an experienced and dedicated local criminal defense lawyer is always important, but it’s even more critical when the courts are facing backlogs. For personalized service and clear guidance about…