Sex Crimes

Sexting Laws and Regulations

September 23, 2015

The popularity of smart phones and texting allows people from all over Texas to stay in touch with friends and loved phones. Many people may send hundreds of even thousands of text messages each month to friends, co-workers and spouses or significant others. Just like most other communication technologies, text messaging is also very popular […]

What Are “Romeo and Juliet Laws”?

September 16, 2015

In Texas, laws that deal with the issue of sexual relationships between young people are sometimes referred to as “Romeo and Juliet” laws. They are known by this title because, just like in the famous Shakespeare play, young couples who are in a consensual relationship may get into big trouble. Some of the laws prohibiting […]

The Downfall of Subway’s Jared Fogle

September 2, 2015

Many people have been shocked by the recent news that Jared Fogle, the famous Subway pitchman, has plead guilty to multiple sexual offenses involving children. The charges to which Fogle has plead guilty include distributing and receiving child pornography as well as traveling to engage in paid sex with minors. It is alleged that Fogle […]

Statute of Limitations for Statutory Rape

July 22, 2015

In Texas, a person who is convicted of statutory rape may face severe criminal penalties. These penalties can include years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines and lifelong sex offender registration. The extent of the penalties is usually based upon the perceived severity of the offense.

Public Lewdness and the Associated Consequences

July 15, 2015

In Texas, a person who engages in public activities that may be deemed inappropriate or obscene could be charged with public lewdness. In general, this charge is applied in cases that involved one or more people engaging in sexual conduct in a public place. Even though it may not sound like it, this is usually […]