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What Is Obscenity?

Obscenity refers to anything morally offensive. One example of morally offensive material is child pornography. Obscenity is prohibited by both federal and state law. For example, Texas has a law against obscenity called obscene display or distribution.

What Is Obscene Display or Distribution in Texas?

Obscene display or distribution refers to knowingly or intentionally distributing or displaying:

The person is then reckless about whether another individual will be alarmed or offended by the material.

What If I Did Not Mean to Display Obscene Material?

A person charged with displaying obscene material does not need intend that the material be interpreted as obscene. Rather, they only need to be reckless in showing the material. Criminal recklessness refers to what a person knew at the time of the crime. A person is reckless when they knew or should have known their conduct would cause alarm, harm, or be offensive.

What Is the Definition of “Obscene” in Texas Law?

In Texas, the term “obscene” refers to either performance or material that lacks artistic, literary, scientific, or political value and:

What Is the Punishment for Distributing or Displaying Obscene Material in Texas?

Distributing or displaying obscene material is a Class C misdemeanor. If convicted, a person faces the criminal sentence of a $500 fine.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Represent Me?

The assistance of a lawyer is essential when faced with a criminal charge related to obscene materials. Contact a Texas criminal lawyer to understand more about your legal rights. Your lawyer will also represent you at trial and/or negotiated plea.

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Last Modified: 10-03-2016 04:10 PM PDT

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