Is Sexting Illegal in Texas?

October 16, 2013

In recent years, sexting has emerged as a cultural phenomenon with the potential for societal and personal consequences. The widespread availability of cell phones has played a part in the increasing frequency of sexting cases. As cell phones and other communication technology have become cheaper and more powerful, criminal cases involving cell phones have become more commonplace.

Several states, including Texas, have recently passed new laws regarding how sexting cases should be handled by the courts. In part, these new laws change the way in which some sexting offenses are penalized. However, sexting cases still have the possibility of serious legal punishments.