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Category: Sex Crimes

Jul 3
2018

Strategies Lawyers Use to Fight Texas Sexual Assault Charges

Sex Crimes | Sexual Assault

Sexual assault, commonly known as rape, is a quite-serious offense that can lead to decades of jail time, and potentially even life in prison for repeat offenders or extreme cases.

Moreover, the stigma of being a convicted sex offender will follow you for the rest of your life. You will be required to register as a sex offender, and will be ineligible for criminal record expungement.

However, most sex crimes take place behind closed doors between two adults, and have no other witnesses. Moreover, the defendant and alleged victim often have very different viewpoints of what took place, making sexual assault cases particularly complicated.

Below, we cover common defense strategies Texas criminal defense attorneys use to fight sexual assault [...]

Feb 2
2018

Acts That Can Lead to a Texas Harassment Charge

Sex Crimes | Sexual Harassment

Are you or someone you know facing harassment charges in Texas? A conviction can have long lasting consequences that you will want to avoid, including the potential of fines and jail time.

Harassment can take several different forms under Texas law. Texas Penal Code §42.07 states that an individual commits the offense of harassment when he or she acts with intent to harass, embarrass, torment, alarm, abuse or annoy someone else.

That’s a pretty broad definition. In fact, it’s possible that you may have engaged in behavior that qualifies as harassment without realizing it. With this post, we hope to explain the act of harassment a bit better so that people can understand what not do to – or [...]

Sep 14
2017

Which Crimes are Considered “Sexual Offenses” Under Texas Law?

Criminal Defense | Sex Crimes

Not all crimes are created equally. Being charged with assault is a far cry from facing sexual assault charges. Not only is there a stigma attached to sexual crimes that doesn’t come with most other illegal acts, in many cases you may find yourself up against additional penalties, including the possibility of having to appear on the sex offender registry.

Because of this, it is important to understand which offenses the State of Texas defines as sex crimes. Thankfully, the Texas legal system has a detailed list of exactly these offenses, including definitions of each.

Sex Crimes in Texas and How They are Defined

Here is a list of many of the sexual offenses included in the Texas penal codes[...]

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