Technology has changed the way we live our lives and the Texas State Legislature has enacted laws to keep up with rapid developments that overflow into the criminal defense arena.
We have all heard of the stories of teenagers creating Facebook pages of their classmates and posted insulting pictures and comments in an attempt to humiliate them. Penal Code Section 33.07, the Online Harassment statute,was amended to include online harassment committed not only on commercial social networking sites but also on other Internet websites like Craigslist.
Another statute addresses the practice of sexting. Penal Code Section 43.261 was enacted to outlaw sexting, sending sexually explicit photos of minors over the internet, cell phones or similar devices.
Internet crimes can are serious and can result in severe penalties especially internet crimes involving child pornography. If you or someone you know is in need of the services of a Houston Internet Crimes Attorney or Child Pornography Lawyer, call Texas Board Certified Attorney Mario Madrid at 713-877-9400.