Internet Crimes

How Serious is a Cyberstalking Charge?

December 30, 2020

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. […]

All About Online Harassment

June 26, 2020

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 […]

Texas Sexting Laws and Penalties

July 25, 2018

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 […]

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

August 30, 2017

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 […]

Online Impersonation: Texas Laws and Regulations

June 22, 2017

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 […]

What Happens if I Accidentally Viewed Child Porn?

July 8, 2015

Possessing, viewing or distributing child pornography is a very serious crime in Texas. Whether these kinds of images are printed or found online, the consequences for a child pornography offense can be severe. Because illegal pornography is often distributed on the Internet, some people may accidentally be exposed to material that they do not wish […]

Keeping Kids Safe Online

March 5, 2014

Disclaimer: This is a guest article. It is not intended as legal advice and does not reflect the opinions of the Law Office of Brett A. Podolsky As parents, we want to do everything possible to keep our kids safe. Internet use has exploded in the past ten years, giving the parents of this generation […]