You would think that consensual sex between adults would be entirely lawful. However, that isn’t true everywhere in the United States There are many restrictions on sexual activity to protect and not offending the public. For instance, there are limitations on where you can engage in consensual sex acts. If you are caught having sex…
Rape charges carry very serious consequences. In addition to facing a significant jail or prison sentence, you will likely suffer permanent damage to your reputation if you are convicted. Sex offender registration may be necessary in your case, and such registration can impact your career, make it difficult to find housing, and even impact your…
When you and your children’s other parent are fighting for custody, you each may do and say things you would never have expected. It is a contentious situation that will impact your children’s lives and futures. While you may strive to obtain shared or full custody within the bounds of the law, some parents will…
Even billionaires can be caught in the net of widespread sex sting operation. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft faces charges of soliciting prostitution in Florida after he was snared in a widespread sex trafficking crackdown by authorities there. Kraft, age 77, is among the hundreds of people named in arrest warrants as part of…
Making a false crime report to police is a serious matter, as Empire actor Jussie Smollett now knows. Though he maintains his innocence, Smollett’s allegedly false claim of being attacked in Chicago in a hate crime has led to him being charged with felony disorderly conduct. In Illinois, it’s a felony to make false reports…
Veteran Houston criminal defense lawyer Neal Davis, along with Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, are questioning the tactics of narcotics officer Gerald Goines after it was discovered the officer lied on a search warrant, which led to a deadly drug raid in January. Since that revelation, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office has begun reviewing…
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is exploring whether singer Ryan Adams is guilty of a sex crime involving sexts to an underage girl. The FBI’s probe underscores that sex crimes can involve federal as well as state laws — and sometimes even the sex crime laws of more than one state for the same…
Houston is a great city in so many ways. But it may surprise some Houstonians to learn that their beloved home ranks as the nation’s worst city for human trafficking — or the illegal trade of humans — largely for sexual exploitation or forced labor. How could this be? One contributing factor is the Texas-Mexico…
If you face a criminal charge or have a criminal record in Houston, you may be wondering what shows up on an employment background check when you apply for a job. First, you should know that Texas law allows prospective employers to run background checks on potential employees. Though employers can do this by using…
In part thanks to tougher drunk driving laws, greater public awareness of drunk driving and the rise of ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, drunk driving statistics are down in Texas and across the nation. As a result, charges of driving while intoxicated, or DWI, also are down. Last year, DWI arrests in…