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How Will Texas’ New David’s Law Affect Cyberbullying?

Posted on August 30, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Cyberbullying is on the rise in Texas and throughout the United States. Although cyberbullying is a relatively recent phenomenon, it’s a big threat to young people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that suicide rates among teens and young adults continue to climb each year. David’s Law (S.B. 179), named for a 16-year-old student who was harassed by his classmates, came about after David Molak’s...

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Online Impersonation: Texas Laws and Regulations

Posted on June 21, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The Texas Legislation passed a criminal offense concerning online harassment through impersonation under Texas Penal Code Section 33.07. Online harassment through impersonation is a online criminal offense that’s frequently classified as cyberstalking elsewhere in the United States. Many online impersonation cases involve persons in a current or previous intimate relationship. Some matters involve the impersonation of a neighbor, acquaintance, or complete stranger. Have you been charged with online...

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Internet Sex Crimes in Texas

Posted on November 9, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Sex Crimes on the Internet People use the Internet for a wide variety of reasons. Many people have used websites and online forums to exchange explicit messages or images. While some types of explicit communications and pornography are legal on the Internet, there is a fine line between legal use and criminal actions online. Sex crimes are some of the most commonly prosecuted criminal offenses that occur with...

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Online Solicitation of Prostitution and How Texas Prosecutes

Posted on July 13, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Texas Online Solicitation of Prostitution Laws The Texas law on prostitution is very clear: it's a criminal offense that can land you in jail. These days, more and more people are moving their prostitution activities online. For example, some websites offer escort services or body rubs that are actually a cover for illegal prostitution activities. Make no mistake, it's just as much of a crime to solicit...

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Texas Laws on Online Solicitation of a Minor

Posted on March 2, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Online Solicitation Laws in Texas It's easier than ever to communicate with electronic devices. Emails, text messaging and video chatting are technologies that many people use on a daily basis to stay in touch with friends, family and loved ones. When these technologies are used to carry out an illegal action, criminal charges may be the result. Engaging in sexual conversations with minors using electronic means of communication...

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