Internet Crimes

Internet Sex Crimes in Texas

November 9, 2016

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.

Online Solicitation of Prostitution and How Texas Prosecutes

July 13, 2016

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 […]

Texas Laws on Online Solicitation of a Minor

March 3, 2016

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.

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 […]