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Houston Sex Crimes: Texas Laws and Examples

Posted on July 26, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Most Texans think of law enforcement professionals as those who protect us. Sometimes, the very people we count on to keep us safe do us harm. A recent news story shows just how much harm a public officer can allegedly do. This defendant needs the best criminal defense attorney or legal team he can assemble. He’s facing multiple criminal counts in Georgia that could put him behind...

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Penalties for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child in Texas

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Sexual abuse of a child is a serious crime in Texas. Within the range of sexual abuse crimes involving children, continuous sexual abuse of a child is an extremely serious offense. The definition of the crime includes sexual contact of any kind between a minor child of less than 14 years old and an adult that occurs at least two times within a 30-day period. This may also...

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What Is Jessica’s Law and What Does It Mean?

Posted on May 3, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Public concerns over sex offenders produced tighter restrictions with the passage of Texas’ Jessica’s Law. In 2005, a repeat sex offender named John Couey abducted a nine-year-old girl, Jessica Lunsford, from her home in Florida. She was raped and murdered. Outrage over the case caused Texas, New York, and California to pass a version of Florida’s Jessica Lunsford Act. In Texas, Jessica’s Law (2007) requires a...

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Legal Defense Strategies When Accused Of A Sex Crime

Posted on March 1, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

While it is always troubling to be accused of any type of crime, people who are accused of a sex crime face a particularly difficult set of challenges. Sex crimes often bring feelings of outrage from the public and the defendant feels embarrassed for being accused of something so terrible. However, it is possible to mount a strong defense against this type of crime. Below is...

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Statutory Rape Laws of Texas

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Every state has laws regarding the age of consent for sexual activity. When an adult engages in sexual activity with a child who is under the age of consent, the state may prosecute. The penalties vary depending on the severity of the crime, but they can be very harsh. In addition to penalties from the state, sex offenders are also subjected to judgement from the public and...

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