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Frequently Asked Questions About Child Porn Charges

Published: Mar 03, 2023 in Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Child pornography is illegal under Texas and federal law. However, knowing it is unlawful does not automatically prevent a charge. Nor does it clarify when and why charges were filed or what penalties you could face. Considering how intimidating child pornography accusations are, it is best to know how child porn charges arise. Know what to do if you or a loved one are wrongly charged with possessing or distributing child pornography. Common Questions About Child Pornography As a former U.S. federal prosecutor with decades of criminal defense experience, particularly…

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Mandatory Reporting of Child Sex Abuse in Texas

Published: Aug 25, 2021 in Sex Crimes Involving Children

The laws in place for mandatory reporting in Texas are clear. Mandated reporters such as teachers, coaches, and other professionals, are obligated to report suspected child abuse or neglect. This includes suspicions of child sexual abuse as well. Once a mandated reporter makes a report, what happens next? In many cases, it leads to an intensive investigation and sometimes criminal charges. Unfortunately, all too often, there is a rush to judgment with lives and reputations in ruins. Who Is a Mandated Reporter Under Texas Law? Under Texas Family Code, Section…

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Can You Be Charged With Online Solicitation if You Never Met?

Published: Jun 08, 2021 in Child Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Online solicitation charges have become increasingly common in Houston recently. But this isn’t necessarily because more and more Texans are engaging in these crimes. Many of these people have never even met the people they were accused of soliciting online. But just because you never met doesn’t mean you can’t be charged. Internet stings have made it possible for police to arrest pedophiles and others engaging in online solicitation of a minor. But it has also led to many wrongful arrests. Online Solicitation & Internet Stings Many online solicitation charges…

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How are Child Porn Sentences Determined?

Published: May 22, 2021 in Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Child pornography charges are severe. They carry some of the harshest penalties of all sex crimes in Texas. If you have been arrested and charged with a child porn sex crime, you are likely worried. And if you aren’t, you should be. You need to understand the factors that influence a potential punishment, and an experienced Houston defense lawyer can help. Texas Child Pornography Laws In Texas, there are several illegal activities involving pornographic content. But child porn laws refer to anyone under the age of eighteen. Essentially, child porn…

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What Is Sexual Assault of a Child in Texas?

Published: May 08, 2021 in Child Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Texas takes a tough stance on sex crimes. And it takes sex crimes that involve children even more seriously. Many people who find themselves charged with this offense lose hope. They think there is no way to fight back – much less get it dropped. But there may be a way to avoid prison and fines. Fighting your charge with the help of an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer could be your way out. Understanding Sexual Assault of a Child Charges Getting charged with a sex crime is disorienting. But…