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Archives for: December, 2019

Dec 6
2019

Revenge Porn Laws in Texas: Where Do They Stand after Legal Debate?

Revenge Porn | Sex Crimes

Revenge porn laws have been a heavily contested subject of debate in recent years. As a result, in the state of Texas, the law has undergone a few changes. The following will clarify the current structure of Texas Revenge Porn laws.

Texas Law and Controversy

In June of 2015, a statute was passed that made it a Class A misdemeanor to publicly post intimate photos of a partner without their consent. This misdemeanor was punishable by up to $4,000 and a year imprisonment.

Opponents scrutinized the law for being unconstitutional and an infringement of free speech. In 2018, for instance, a case was heard by the 12th Court of Appeals, and in April of 2018, the court agreed that the [...]

May 9
2019

Commit These Crimes, Go on the Texas Sex Offender Registry

Sex Crimes | Sex Offender Registry

While the Texas Sex Offender Registry was created to inform and protect the public at large, registering can negatively impact nearly every aspect of an offender’s life.

To ensure some semblance of normalcy and quality of life after conviction, sex offenders must understand exactly how registration works and how long they are required to stay on the Texas Sex Offender Registry.

Today, we’ve categorized a number of crimes based on registration period – forever, for 10 years, and none. If you have been convicted of a sex crime but don’t see it here, an experienced Texas sex crimes attorney can review your case and provide the guidance you need.

CONVICTIONS THAT REQUIRE REGISTRATION FOR LIFE IN TEXAS

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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, [...]

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