Sexual Assault

When Does Sexual Harassment Become a Crime?

July 20, 2016

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.

Consequences of Child Abuse: How Possible Sexual Abuse is Investigated

June 15, 2016

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 […]

What Is Acquaintance Rape? Is It Prosecuted Differently?

May 25, 2016

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 […]

How Do You Become a Sex Offender?

April 13, 2016

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 […]

The Statute of Limitations for Rape

March 9, 2016

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 […]