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How Has Social Media Affected Sexual Assault Claims?

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Many of us use social media on a daily basis, and many of us can even admit that we’re addicted. Our smartphones are constantly buzzing with news alerts, text messages, and reminders of what’s happening in the world. Recently, many social justice movements have actually used social media sites, such as Twitter, to gain a broader following and to spread awareness. News of sexual assault has been circulating from female politicians, celebrities, and other influencers,…
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What Do I Do If I Am Accused of Sexual Assault?

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Sexual assault and harassment tales are a constant in the news ever since the breaking news story regarding movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. And if you are reading this, you may be facing accusations of sexual assault yourself. If you have been accused of sexual assault in Texas, there are several potential defenses you can utilize. The three main defenses are: Innocence – that the accused did not actually commit the crime. The burden of proof…
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Moldy Rape Kits Could Affect Hundreds of Cases in Texas

Something’s wrong with the crime labs in Austin – again. Earlier this year, it was reported that faulty DNA testing at a lab could have affected more than 2,000 criminal cases. A few days ago, it was announced that 850 rape kits may have been exposed to mold. Austin police have been criticized for the sluggish pace at which they have been processing rape kits, with thousands in their backlog. This mold incident only adds…
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What Should I Do If I’m Arrested for a Sex Crime?

In mid-May, the North Texas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force’s Operation Medusa led to 15 sex crime arrests in Collin County. The arrests reportedly helped break up a child pornography ring. The 15 people arrested are facing charges for online solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography, possession with the intent to promote child pornography and invasive visual recording. How Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help Me If I’m Arrested for a Sex…
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Texas Leads the Nation in Improper Teacher-Student Conduct

According to Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State address this year, Texas leads the nation in teacher-student sexual assaults. And yet, in many of these cases, there either are no criminal charges levied, or the perpetrators end up with deferred or reduced sentences. An investigation by the Austin-American Statesman found the following out of 686 cases: 53 percent of teachers involved in improper relationships with students are never charged 40 percent are charged and…
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