Sealing a Criminal Sex Offense Record

March 23rd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

Under Texas law, those who are convicted of certain criminal offenses could qualify to have their record sealed at a later date. This means that most employers and members of the public wouldn’t have access to those records. Determining whether you qualify to have your own criminal record sealed can be difficult, so if you […]

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How “Promoting” Prostitution Can Lead to Serious Felony Charges

May 28th, 2019 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

Even when it involves two consenting parties, prostitution is still classified as a sex crime in Texas. Similarly, it is a crime to “promote” prostitution by acting as a middleman or forcing someone to engage in prostitution against their will. And when alleged promotion of prostitution involves minors, Texas prosecutors will make every effort to […]

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Can a Texas Jury “Infer” the Timeline of a Defendant’s Alleged Sexual Abuse?

April 24th, 2019 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

Many sex offenses and sex crimes have very specific definitions under Texas law. So when a particular offense includes certain elements, it is the prosecutor’s job to prove each element “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Neither the prosecutor nor the judge can ask a jury to “infer” the existence of certain elements without the requisite proof. […]

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How Texas Prosecutors “Throw the Kitchen Sink” at Sex Crimes Defendants

March 26th, 2019 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

When it comes to sex crimes allegations, Houston-area prosecutors are generally not just confined to presenting evidence of the alleged criminal act itself. The state may introduce evidence of other potential crimes that sheds light on “the character of the defendant and acts performed in conformity with the character of the defendant.” However, this evidence […]

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