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When Does Sexual Harassment Become a Crime?

Posted on July 20, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Defining Criminal Sexual Harassment Most people are aware that sexual harassment is a very serious issue that can have severe consequences. Whether it happens in the workplace, at school or in a public place, certain offensive behaviors may lead to civil penalties and lawsuits. In some cases, instances of sexual harassment may actually be punished with criminal penalties. Cases of sexual harassment which involve certain related illegal actions...

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Consequences of Child Abuse: How Possible Sexual Abuse is Investigated

Posted on June 15, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Child Sexual Abuse Investigations in Texas Being accused of child abuse is one of the most serious criminal processes that can occur to a person in Texas. Law enforcement takes these accusations extremely seriously and will investigate them exhaustively. The purpose of these investigations is to determine if there is any evidence which may support the claims of abuse. Law enforcement is very invested in arresting and...

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What Is Acquaintance Rape? Is It Prosecuted Differently?

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Acquaintance Rape Laws in Texas In the state of Texas, the crime of rape is legally known as sexual assault. A person who engages in any type of sexual contact or intercourse with another person without that person's consent may be charged with sexual assault. It is also a crime to engage in sexual intercourse with a person who legally cannot give consent. This includes people who...

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How Do You Become a Sex Offender?

Posted on April 13, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Sex Offender Crimes in Texas In Texas, the law requires some people who are convicted of certain sexually-based offenses to register as a sex offender. These crimes that have a sex offender registration requirement vary widely and the type of registration that is required can vary as well. Despite what some people believe, committing a sexual assault is not the only way to be sentenced to mandatory...

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The Statute of Limitations for Rape

Posted on March 9, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Statute of Limitations for Rape in Texas Rape is one of the most serious crimes that can be committed in the state of Texas. A conviction for this offense can be punished with years in state prison and mandatory lifetime registration as a sex offender. Because rape is taken so seriously by the Texas justice system, there are specific rules for dealing with this type of offense. These...

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