Sex Crimes

Texas Sexting Laws and Penalties

July 25, 2018

Texas Penal Code Section 43.21 targets obscenity and defines “obscene material” as material that an average person in the application of “contemporary community standards” would take, as a whole, appealing to an excessive interest in sexual matters. The law says it may also concern descriptions and/or representations of sexual acts, simulated sexual acts, sodomy, lewd […]

Texas Court Blocks Revenge Porn Law

May 2, 2018

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.

What is the Age of Consent in Texas?

November 9, 2017

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 […]

Warning Signs of Inappropriate Student-Teacher Relationships

October 11, 2017

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 […]

Houston Sex Crimes: Texas Laws and Examples

July 26, 2017

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. […]