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Penalties for Indecent Exposure in Texas

Posted on August 16, 2021 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Texas employs stringent laws to protect the public from exposure to unwanted sexual behaviors. It especially prohibits people from displaying themselves just to rile or offend others. However, you may be unclear about how you can behave with your romantic partner in public or where you can engage in tasks like changing your clothing, particularly if you want to avoid breaking the laws in Texas. You can...

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What Happens When You’re Convicted of Child Pornography Charges in Texas

Posted on June 23, 2021 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Texas laws aggressively pursue anyone who partakes in child pornography in the state. People who are charged with this crime face some of the harshest civil and criminal penalties. They are also subject to being prosecuted both at the state and federal levels. When you find yourself charged with possessing or promoting child pornography in Texas, you need to act assertively in your own best legal interests....

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Texas Law on Child Pornography

Posted on November 18, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Remember when our parents warned us about talking to strangers online? Long gone are those days! As adults, about 53% of the population think that dating sites, where you meet strangers online, are “very” or “somewhat” safe. Do you really know who you’re talking to, though? What happens if you end up in an intimate relationship with a minor? If you’ve exchanged photos or certain text messages,...

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Your Guide to Sex Offender Restrictions in Texas

Posted on October 30, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Were you convicted of a sex crime? Are you required to register as a sex offender after your prison sentence? You’re not alone. It’s estimated that over 740,000 registered sex offenders reside within the U.S. While they aren’t sentenced to a life behind bars, a sexual offender’s lifestyle is highly restricted even after they’re released from jail. If you’re currently serving time, then you’re likely wondering how...

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Diving into the Unsolicited Sexual Content Law

Posted on October 16, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

One of the many new laws to hit the books on September 1, 2019, was HB 2789, informally known as the "unsolicited sexual content law." It is an amendment to Texas Penal Code Chapter 21, Sexual Offenses. The added section to the code is formally entitled “Unlawful Transmission of Sexually Explicit Visual Material.” In simpler terms, the new law prohibits anyone from sending nude pictures via text,...

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