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How to Act When Out on Bail for a Sex Crime

Published: Nov 27, 2020 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

If you were arrested for a Houston sex crime and later released on bail, be very careful about what you do. A mistake can result in your bail getting revoked. This means dealing with your charges from behind bars and seriously damaging your case. Defending against sex crime accusations is crucial, but you also need to think about securing your release from custody and how to act while out on bail. If you need assistance posting bail after you or a loved one was charged with a Houston- area sex…

Can Sexual Harassment Be a Crime?

Published: Nov 12, 2020 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Everyone knows that sexual harassment is wrong. But at what point does it become a crime? The answer depends on state law. In Texas, sexual harassment may be charged as harassment, assault, or in serious cases – sexual assault. These charges carry heavy fines, possible imprisonment, and lifelong damage to your reputation. A judge might also issue a restraining order against you, even before you’ve been convicted of any wrongdoing. If you’re worried that sexual harassment allegations are about to turn criminal, you need help from an experienced Houston sex…

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Texas Penalties for Sex Offenders with Priors

Published: Nov 05, 2020 in Sex Crimes

When someone is convicted of a sex crime in Texas, and punished with imprisonment, probation, and sex offender registration, it is to both punish and prevent them from committing similar crimes. However, people often find themselves accused and charged with subsequent sex offenses after being released despite these efforts. Is this due to the stigma attached to sex crime convictions or are sex offenders’ risk at a higher of reoffending? Committing any sex offense is a serious crime. But a second sex crime charge will lead to even harsher statutory…

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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…

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Online Solicitation Across State Lines

Published: Oct 07, 2020 in Sex Crimes

Modern life is saturated by ways to communicate. Your smartphone, for example, allows you to speak, text, email, and message people virtually anywhere through countless apps . This convenience is a blessing, but it can be a curse if misused – even if by accident or unintentionally. For example, what you may have thought was a harmless conversation with someone far away might result in charges like online solicitation of a minor across state lines. Using any “online” methods to solicit a child 16 or younger for sex is a…