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Texas Court Blocks Revenge Porn Law

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The Texas appeals court has blocked the earlier revenge porn law [the Relationship Privacy Act, SB 1135(2015)] due to Constitutional concerns. The law previously prohibited the promotion or disclosure of intimate images without obtaining consent from the individual(s) depicted. (more…)

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What is the Age of Consent in Texas?

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

In Texas, the age of consent is 17 years old. Throughout the United States, each state’s age of consent is the youngest age at which a person is deemed mature enough by law to consent to sexual activity with a partner. In other words, a person 16 years of age or younger in the state of Texas isn’t legally old enough to agree to participate in...

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Warning Signs of Inappropriate Student-Teacher Relationships

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

We read about the warning signs of inappropriate student-teacher relationships almost each day. We hear about improper student-teacher relationships all too often. News concerning allegations of inappropriate relationships between teachers and their students is on the rise in Texas. Some say it's an epidemic: Texas currently ranked number one in the nation involving the number of cases filed per year alleging sexual misconduct or otherwise inappropriate relationships between educators...

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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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