Sex Crimes

  • How The New Texas “Campus Amnesty Law” Will Impact Sexual Assault

    … Sexual assault, commonly referred to as rape, is a serious crime in Texas. A sexual assault crime occurs when an individual knowingly and intentionally commits a prohibited sexual activity under Texas sexual assault laws without a victim’s consent. The state of Texas severely punishes those who commit sexual assault. Two new laws, State Bill 968 (SB more > The post How The New Texas “Campus Amnesty Law” Will Impact Sexual Assault appeared first on The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp. …

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  • Legal Consequences for Sex in Public in Texas

    … with the intention of arousing or sexually gratifying a person in a reckless manner. That is, the alleged perpetrator doesn’t care if another person present might be alarmed or offended by the action. Even is the act is consensual behavior, indecent exposure may be charged because an alarmed or offended person present doesn’t consent. HIV…

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  • Public Urination and Texas Laws

    … with the intent to provide or promote sexual gratification, you may be convicted of a sex crime. If you’re considered a repeat offender, chances are higher than you’ll be a registered sex offender for the rest of your life. That will affect where you can work and, as above, where you’re allowed to live. Hire a Defense Attorney Even if you’re charged…

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  • Fact and Fiction: Prostitution

    … a prostitute, you should get legal defense quickly. Matthew Sharp is a tough and aggressive attorney in Houston, TX that can help protect your rights. Call him today at (713) 868-6100. Photo RoryCB | Used under Creative Commons image attribution license 2.0 …

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  • I’ve Been Falsely Accused of Rape. What Can I Do?

    … was elsewhere at the time of the alleged rape, it’s important to find evidence supporting this fact. For example, ATM receipts, security camera footage or eyewitness accounts may all help to establish the fact that the defendant was nowhere near the accuser at the time of the alleged incident. This kind of evidence can be crucial to proving a defendant’s…

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  • Texas Statutory Rape Laws and Penalties

    … to $10,000 A conviction for any of these offenses can also lead to mandatory registration as a sex offender. Depending on the nature of the offense, this mandatory registration period can last for several years of it can be a lifetime sentence. This registration can prevent the offender from living near schools, obtaining certain jobs and requires…

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  • Sex Sting Operations and Entrapment in Texas

    …, entrapment is avoided by allowing people to initiate the attempt to commit a crime. For example, in a sex sting operation, if a person engages in certain activities, they may meet the requirements for initiating the attempt to commit a crime. Such activities can include: Approaching a prostitute of their own free will Offering to pay a prostitute for sex…

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  • Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child in Texas

    … of this crime or other sexually-based offenses in Texas will be required to register as a sex offender. This means that the convicted person will have to be entered in to a database that contains their name, their address and all of their personal information. They will have to report any changes in their address and may be legally barred from…

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  • What is the Texas Sex Offender Registry?

    … When someone is convicted of a sex crime, the consequences may include mandatory inclusion in the sex offender database. Some of the crimes for which sex offender registration may be required include: A convicted person’s information is entered into the database for the purposes of monitoring that individual. This monitoring is intended to prevent…

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  • Child Pornography Laws, Defenses and Penalties in Texas

    … jail time, fines or probation. If you have been accused of child pornography or sexting in the Houston area, call the Law Office of James Alston. As a former sex crime prosecutor, attorney James Alston knows how to protect your rights. Call (713) 228-1400 or email today. Photo Office of Public Affairs | Used under Creative Commons image attribution license 2.0 …

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