How Sexting Can Put You in Legal Jeopardy
Posted By The Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 18-Oct-2014
Sex crimes encompass much more than nonconsensual or forced sex; they also include consensual acts that involve an underage individual. When an individual transmits a sexually explicit photo or video via a cellphone, it is known as sexting. When the sexually explicit photo or video involves an underage individual, it is illegal and that person can be charged with a sex crime. Sexting can also involve the posting of these images to Facebook or other social media websites.
These images are considered child pornography, even if they were taken by another minor. Most often, an individual suspected of illegally sexting will be charged with solicitation of a minor. In Texas, the penalty for this conviction is two to 10 years in prison, along with registration as a sex offender. However, if the individual whose image was transmitted was under the age of 14, the charge is upgraded to an aggravated charge, which carries stiffer penalties.
Has your child been accused of illegal sexting in the Dallas or Plano areas? Call the Law Offices Of Jeffrey C. Grass at and work with a criminal defense attorney who has extensive experience in handling sex crimes.
Categories: Sex Crimes