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Child Pornography Laws in Texas

Posted on July 6, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

  Texas Laws on Child Pornography Internet access and mobile devices have made pornographic content available 24/7 to nearly anyone who wants to view such material. While there may be cultural attitudes that view this content in a negative light, there are generally no laws prohibiting it as long as everyone involved is over the age of 18. However, when pornographic images of minors are created or distributed,...

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Consequences of Child Abuse: How Possible Sexual Abuse is Investigated

Posted on June 15, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Child Sexual Abuse Investigations in Texas Being accused of child abuse is one of the most serious criminal processes that can occur to a person in Texas. Law enforcement takes these accusations extremely seriously and will investigate them exhaustively. The purpose of these investigations is to determine if there is any evidence which may support the claims of abuse. Law enforcement is very invested in arresting and...

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Sexual Abuse of a Child: The Crimes and Laws in Texas

Posted on March 16, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Child Sexual Abuse Laws in Texas In the state of Texas, minors and children are considered a protected class of citizens. This means that, under the law, any crimes that specifically target or victimize minors and children are considered especially serious. As such, the penalties for these kinds of crimes can be extremely severe. This is especially true for crimes of a sexual nature. For example, an adult...

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Megan’s Law in Texas

Posted on February 3, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Megan's Law in Texas Every state in the country is required to abide by the rulings of Megan's Law. One of the major portions of this law is the requirement for each state to maintain an accurate and up-to-date registry of all convicted sex offenders who reside in that state. This registry must contain updated information on each sex offender, including their name, physical characteristics, residence or...

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Hitting Children: When Discipline Becomes Abuse

Posted on January 6, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Discipline and Child Abuse Laws in Texas Texas has very clear and strict laws regarding child abuse of any kind. These laws state that it is a serious crime to cause serious mental or physical harm to be caused to a child by a parent or guardian. However, many parents still choose to use physical forms of discipline, including corporal punishment. Where is the line between discipline...

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