Texas saves some of its harshest penalties for a sex crime involving a minor. Even being charged with this crime can damage your reputation and potential for work and shelter, whether you are convicted or not. It’s all too easy for an innocent individual to be tarred with the brush of pedophilia or child rapist, […]
Recently, Texas has cracked down on prostitution and solicitation within its state borders. The primary goal is to reduce the demand in an attempt to mitigate human trafficking. If a law officer arrests you for either prostitution or solicitation, you face a felony charge that significantly impacts your life.
On September 1, 2021, soliciting prostitution went from a Class B misdemeanor to a felony with one stroke of the Texas governor’s pen. The state is now the first to treat buying sex as a felony.
Due to a new state law that took effect last September, Texas treats sexual harassment claims differently from other types of harassment or discrimination claims, such as racial or ageism.
The Texas Sex Offender Registration Program, defined in Chapter 62 of the Criminal Procedure Code, provides for sex offender registration and public notification to protect against sexual offenders once released from prison or other penalties.