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How Serious is a Cyberstalking Charge?

Posted on December 30, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you have been charged with the crime of cyberstalking in Texas, you might be worried about what type of penalties you might face. The charges and trials surrounding cyberstalking can often be very complex, and the severity of your penalties may vary depending upon whether or not you have an experienced criminal defense attorney. What Is Cyberstalking in Texas? Cyberstalking occurs when a person uses electronic communication...

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All About Online Harassment

Posted on June 26, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Don’t think online harassment or cyberstalking is a big deal? Think again. Recently, six eBay employees got arrested for cyberstalking an online journalist who wrote a negative article about the company online. According to the Department of Justice, the employees mailed the journalist live bugs, pornography, and even books about how to survive the loss of a spouse. The employees then drove out to the victim's home and...

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Texas Sexting Laws and Penalties

Posted on July 25, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Texas Penal Code Section 43.21 targets obscenity and defines "obscene material" as material that an average person in the application of “contemporary community standards” would take, as a whole, appealing to an excessive interest in sexual matters. The law says it may also concern descriptions and/or representations of sexual acts, simulated sexual acts, sodomy, lewd exhibits of genitalia, bestiality, and/or sexual devices used to stimulate the...

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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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