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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Does Sex Offender Registration Mean I Can’t See My Own Children?

February 20th, 2018 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

It is well known that if you are convicted of a sex offense or sex crime in Texas, you can be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. But there are cases where a person may be treated as a registered sex offender following conviction for non-sexual offenses. And […]

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How Houston Juries Resolve “He Said/She Said” Rape Cases

September 20th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

Rape trials often come down to the conflicting testimony of the accuser and the defendant. Even though prosecutors must prove all elements of their case “beyond a reasonable doubt,” it is still possible to convict a person charged with rape in a “he said/she said” scenario based primarily on accuser testimony. As far as most […]

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