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Sex Crimes

How Much Sex Offender Information Can the Public See?

Published: Apr 10, 2017 in Sex Crimes

One of the many reasons you should tenaciously defend yourself against any sex crimes charge is because your private information, including what you look like and where you live, becomes public once you have to register as a sex offender. This requirement for offenders is meant to track your whereabouts and alert the public to a potential safety risk. It is all in the name of public safety, despite increasing the stigma surrounding your offense and making it difficult for you to move on with your life. If you are…

Do I Have to Register in Texas if I Was Convicted of a Sex Crime In Another State?

Published: Apr 03, 2017 in Sex Crimes

No matter where you live, a sex crime conviction comes with harsh penalties and haunting effects. As part of the consequences, all states require you to register as a sex offender; however, the requirements vary, depending on the crime and state in which it occurred. So what happens when you are convicted of a sex crime in one state and then move to Texas? A Houston sex crimes lawyer can explain the process to you. If you have additional questions about this process or living with a sex crimes conviction,…

Social Media in Sex Crimes Cases

Published: Mar 31, 2017 in Sex Crimes

It is rare to meet someone who does not have at least one social media account these days. According to the Pew Research Center, 68 percent of adults in the U.S. have a Facebook page. Between 21 and 28 percent use Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram. The numbers may be higher for adolescents who have grown up with smartphones and social media. It is not surprising then that both prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers use social media in sex crime cases. In general, social media content can be admitted as…

Inappropriate Student-Teacher Relationships

Published: Mar 24, 2017 in Sex Crimes

It recent years, news stories across the country about student-teacher relationships have garnered a lot of attention. It is important to remember that in Texas, these relationships are not only considered improper but are also unlawful. The state penal code addresses sexual relationships between students and teachers within the same schools, making this conduct a second-degree felony sex crime for the educator. However, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says more needs to be done. The current law offers too many loopholes for inappropriate relationships to continue. This is demonstrated by the…

Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Published: Mar 10, 2017 in Sex Crimes

There is no denying that sexual assault and sexual violence on college campuses is a problem. The issue is multifaceted for the alleged victims and offenders as well as the surrounding student bodies and faculties. Sexual violence leads to both short- and long-term physical and psychological consequences that affect a victim’s academic achievement, professional career, and personal relationships. Those who are falsely accused also experience significant effects, including academic failure, social stigma, and psychological trauma. Right now, it appears as if universities and colleges are doing little to prevent assault,…