Sex Crimes

    • When Sexting Is a Crime in Texas

      If you’ve ever asked “When is sexting a crime in Texas?” you’re not alone. Almost everyone owns or has access to a smartphone today. Many teens and young adults participate in sexting,an activity that involves sending ...

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  • The Biggest Houston Prostitution Stings of 2017

    … Texas authorities have flexed their legal muscles against prostitution in Houston over the past year. Take a look at some of the largest Harris County prostitution sting operations of 2017, and why local authorities are cracking down on related crimes. #1: Super Bowl LI In February 2017, at least 249 people were arrested on prostitution more > The post The Biggest Houston Prostitution Stings of 2017 appeared first on The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp. …

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  • Why Harris County is Cracking Down on Prostitution Crimes

    … If you live in the Harris County, TX area, you may be aware of the means by which Harris County is cracking down on prostitution crimes. The District Attorney of Harris County, Kim Ogg, recently announced more than $4 million in Texas grants were available to assist victims of violent crime and sex trafficking. More more > The post Why Harris County is Cracking Down on Prostitution Crimes appeared first on The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp. …

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  • Everything You Need to Know about Prostitution Laws in Texas

    … This post addresses everything you need to know about prostitution laws in Texas. If you have been charged with a prostitution offense, solicitation offense, or promotion offense, learn as much as you can about the charge. The laws of Texas allow a prostitute, his or her john, or his or her management to be arrested more > The post Everything You Need to Know about Prostitution Laws in Texas appeared first on The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp. …

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  • 139 Men Need a Houston Prostitution Attorney after Recent HPD Arrests

    … The Houston Police Department released a statement October 26 regarding the arrest of 139 men, including a Houston police officer, for the act of soliciting a prostitute. These men were arrested as part of a 10-day sting operated by the vice division in which a formerly shuttered brothel was opened on October 6 as a more > The post 139 Men Need a Houston Prostitution Attorney after Recent HPD Arrests appeared first on The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp. …

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  • Revenge Porn in Texas: What Are the Consequences?

    … In a word, the consequences for revenge porn in Texas are fierce. Here’s why. Texas’s revenge porn statute found at Texas Penal Code Section 21.16 became effective on September 1, 2015. If found guilty of breaking the law, the defendant faces a Class A Misdemeanor. Does this mean you shouldn’t hire an experienced attorney to fight the more >…

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  • Penalties for Solicitation of Prostitution in Texas

    … The act of exchanging sex for money is strictly illegal in Texas. The crime is called solicitation of prostitution. If convicted of solicitation of prostitution, the offender faces significant fines and time behind bars. Recognize that a conviction for solicitation of prostitution can affect the rest of your life. You will have a criminal record that can more > The post Penalties for Solicitation of Prostitution in Texas appeared first on The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp. …

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  • 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

    … of getting reduced or dropped charges. How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help If you’re charged with a public sex offense in Texas, recognize this isn’t a DIY matter. Discuss your case with The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp if you have questions and concerns about a Houston city or Harris County public sex crime charge. In some cases, it is possible to avoid a jail sentence by performing community service and paying a fine. Most defendants agree that the outcome is more positive than spending a minute behind bars. …

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  • Public Urination and Texas Laws

    …, a man may face a wall or turn his back towards potential passersby. If the law enforcement officer or other witness couldn’t clearly see what the accused was doing when it seems he was urinating, he or she can’t swear that the defendant was doing so. In fact, the defendant could argue that he was fixing a stuck zipper or adjusting a strap…

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  • Fact and Fiction: Prostitution

    … Fact and Fiction: Prostitution Posted by Matthew Sharp under Sex Crimes November 18, 2015 Prostitution Facts in Texas The crime of prostitution is unique because it has existed for centuries. Sometimes called “the world’s oldest profession“, the act of selling sex for money occurs throughout the world and Texas is no exception. Over the years…

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  • Texas Statutory Rape Laws and Penalties

    … Texas Statutory Rape Laws and Penalties Posted by Matthew Sharp under Sex Crimes June 11, 2015 In Texas, statutory rape is defined as sexual activity between a person who is aged 18 or older and a person who is younger than 17 years of age. Under the law, this kind of sexual activity is illegal even if both parties give their consent to engage…

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