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Category: Sexting

Mar 22
2019

Texas Sex Crimes Charged as Misdemeanor Offenses

Misdemeanors | Sexting

 

 

As a rule, sex crimes are prosecuted as felonies, carrying mandatory jail time and the likely requirement for sex offender registration. However, some sex crimes that don’t involve violence or penetrative sexual contact with the victim may be charged as misdemeanors. This means that you could receive probation instead of jail time, and that sex offender registration may not be required.

Below, we provide a guide to Texas sex crimes that may be charged as misdemeanor-level offenses rather than felonies.

What Determines the Severity of a Texas Sex Crime?

Sex crimes are personal in nature, and therefore the severity of sex crime charges will depend upon a number of circumstances regarding the defendant, the alleged offense in question, [...]

Sep 19
2018

When Is Sexting Illegal in Texas?

Sex Crimes | Sexting

These days we do everything with our phones. Chat. Navigate. Surf the web. Manage our finances. Play games. Watch videos.

It makes sense, then, that we would also use our phones to flirt with our romantic partners. In fact, the practice of “sexting” – sending nude or sexually suggestive photos by text messages or other messaging platforms – has become commonplace.

Although this may be harmless when it occurs between two consenting adults, serious criminal charges can result in certain situations. Sexting is particularly dangerous when one or both of the participants are under the age of consent, because even when sexting occurs between two minors, this still qualifies as electronically transmitting sexual depictions of children.

However, this practice [...]

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