Revenge Porn

In recent years, the issue of “revenge porn” has gained significant attention due to the rise of technology and social media platforms. Revenge porn, or Unlawful Disclosure of Intimate Visual Material, is the act of sharing sexually explicit images or videos of a person without their consent. This offense is usually committed by an ex-partner or acquaintance. This type of behavior is not only illegal but also a violation of a person’s privacy and dignity.

Texas is one of the states that has enacted laws specifically addressing “revenge porn.” In Texas, it is a criminal offense to distribute intimate visual material, which is defined as any visual material depicting a person engaged in sexual conduct or with their intimate parts exposed, and that was created under circumstances in which the person had a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Under Texas law, a person can be charged with a third-degree felony for distributing intimate visual material without consent. A conviction for this offense could result in a prison sentence of up to 10 years and/or a fine of up to $10,000. Furthermore, if the victim in the case is a minor, the charges could be elevated to a second-degree felony, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.

The consequences of a conviction for “revenge porn” can be severe and long-lasting. A conviction can result in the loss of employment opportunities, the loss of professional licenses, and damage to personal and professional relationships.

If you are being investigated or are currently facing this type of charge, contact us immediately. Our attorneys are experienced in this area, and we can help.

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