Category : Sex Crimes

Child Pornography Laws, Defenses and Penalties in Texas

Any criminal activities involving pornography featuring children or minors in Texas can be severely penalized. It is a crime to intentionally and knowingly possess pictures, video recordings or digital images of minors under the age of 18 engaging in sexual conduct. Sexual conduct is defined under Texas law as real… Read More

Defending Against Sexual Assault in Texas

Texas law provides very severe punishments for a sexual assault conviction. In fact, even being accused of a sexual assault crime can have long-lasting consequences for a defendant. In some cases, these consequences can persist even if the defendant is not found guilty. For these reasons, it’s very important to… Read More

Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child in Texas

In Texas, few crimes are as serious as sexual abuse of a child. However, within this category of offenses is another more serious crime called continuous sexual abuse of a child. This crime involves any type of sexual contact between an adult and a minor child under 14 years of… Read More

Sex Sting Operations and Entrapment in Texas

In Texas, law enforcement will sometimes engage in undercover sting operations in order to catch people in the act of soliciting prostitution. These sting operations may also be used to expose sex trafficking organizations or catch pimps. These operations usually work by using an undercover police officer posing as a… Read More

Sexting in Texas: Penalties and Defenses

Sexting refers to the act of sending sexually explicit photos or messages with a cellphone. In general, if this is done by consenting adults who agree to exchange photos of themselves, then no crime has been committed. However, this activity can become an illegal action if minors are involved. If… Read More

Texas Marital Rape Laws and Penalties

Under Texas law, rape is defined as a criminal offense that occurs when a person engages in non-consensual sex. The law defines non-consensual sex as any sexual activity that involves a participant who does not agree to engage in the activity. This can include the direct refusal of sex or… Read More

What Are the Penalties for Prostitution?

In Texas, prostitution is a crime that involves the exchange of payment for sexual services. The law covers the act of engaging in sexual contact for payment as well as offering to engage in such acts in return for payment. Any such activity officially becomes a crime when payment is… Read More

Appropriate Corporate Behavior: Don’t Get Busted for Sexual Harassment

At one time, “chatting up” an attractive colleague or client at the water cooler was considered just part of the normal workday. That’s no longer the case, and such behavior is no longer considered appropriate in the business environment. It’s easy to get confused, however, about exactly what can be… Read More

Sexual Assault: What Makes This Offense “Aggravated?”

Sexual assault can be devastating, both for the victim and the perpetrator if charges are brought against him or her. False allegations can also be very damaging, even if they are ultimately withdrawn or dismissed by the court. Knowing the difference between a regular sexual assault and an aggravated sexual… Read More

Sex Crimes: Some Decisions Will Haunt You Forever

No other category of criminal offense intimidates the public more than sex crimes do. When people think of sex crimes, they tend to think of lewd acts committed against children; however, they can include a number of other offenses as well. A few of the acts that could be considered… Read More

Houston Criminal Lawyer James Alston represents clients in the Houston area, including Pasadena, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Channelview, Conroe, Galveston, Angleton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Beaumont, Galveston County, Ft. Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County, Harris County and Jefferson County in Texas.