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Spousal and Date Rape Laws in Texas

Posted on July 24, 2023 in
Texas laws present strict penalties against rape. Date rape and spousal rape are no exception. Rape takes place when a victim does not consent to or is coerced into engaging in the sex act. The same penalties apply in Texas whether the rapist knows their victims or not.  Victims of rape are people who...
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What Is the Age of Consent in Texas?

Posted on February 10, 2019 in
When it comes to protecting minors from sexual activity, the law determines the age of consent – i.e., the age where an individual can legally consent to sexual activity. If an adult engages in any form of sexual activity with someone below the legal age, it is statutory rape, even if the younger party...
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What Is the Texas Revised HB 29 Bill?

Posted on January 9, 2019 in
House Bill (HB) 29 is one of the two most recent bills in Texas aimed at battling human sex trafficking. On Monday, April 17th, 2017, HB 29 cleared the Texas House with widespread bipartisan support. While the majority of the sex trafficking bill went into effect in September 2017, one provision amending Texas’s Business...
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Texas Sex Offender Laws

Posted on December 11, 2018 in
  Many types of criminal offenses can lead to sex offender registry. It is crucial to recognize the sex offender laws that apply to any relevant case. Failure to comply with registration requirements can lead to increased legal penalties and a lengthier registration requirement. Failure to adhere to these regulations may also increase the...
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What Is Considered Indecent Exposure in Texas?

Posted on September 14, 2018 in
Indecent exposure may not be the most serious sex-related crime, but it is still a serious offense. In most cases, indecent exposure happens when a person exposes themselves for sexual gratification to another individual. Texas Penal Code 21.08 treats indecent exposure as having three main components: Exposure of anus or genitals The intent to...
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