Houston Criminal Defense & DWI Attorney
When you’re facing a serious criminal charge, you need a top-notch, talented Houston criminal defense attorney to tackle your case and protect your future.
Ned Barnett is that attorney. He brings a unique blend of experience that includes not only more than 20 years of criminal defense work, but also several years as both a state and federal prosecutor.
Barnett’s criminal trial experience includes handling everything from misdemeanors and DWI cases to serious felonies such as drug charges, sexual assault, robbery, and murder. He is board certified as a criminal defense lawyer by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization — a distinction earned by only a fraction of defense lawyers.
Barnett has the experience, skill, and knowledge to aggressively defend you against any type of criminal charge. His background as a prosecutor gives him insight into how prosecutors think and how criminal cases are built, which means he can anticipate the arguments against you to build the strongest possible defense. To protect your career, your reputation, your freedom, and your future, call Ned Barnett for a consultation today.
Sex Crime Defense
There are few crimes more emotionally complicated than sex crimes, particularly when the alleged victim is a minor. Sex crimes accusations often rely on testimony and evidence that is subject to widely different interpretation. As the person accused, you may feel like everyone already believes you’re guilty before you ever step foot in a courtroom. If you’ve been arrested — or are under investigation — you need a lawyer who believes in your innocence and will fight to make sure your side of the story is heard.
Ned Barnett became a criminal defense lawyer because he believes in the ideal that every person is innocent unless proven guilty, and that every person deserves a fair process in court. As an experienced criminal litigator, Barnett will use the skill and experience he gained as a prosecutor and in his decades as a defense lawyer to scrutinize every piece of evidence against you, challenge the interpretations by police and prosecutors, and build a strong case in your defense. Barnett understands how devastating a sex crime accusation can be.
Arrested for a sex crime?
A sex crimes arrest can lead to the loss of your reputation, damage to your relationships, and harm to your career, particularly if your offense requires you to register as a sex offender. That’s why Ned Barnett will fight to get your charge dismissed or reduced — or to avoid your being charged at all.
Five Outcomes of a CPS Investigation
Reason to Believe
A preponderance of the evidence indicates that abuse or neglect occurred.
It’s reasonable to conclude based on the evidence that no abuse or neglect occurred.
Unable to Complete
Obstacles exist that prevent the investigation from being concluded, such as inability to locate key witnesses.
Unable to Determine
The agency concludes that none of the other possible rulings is appropriate.
Information uncovered after the investigation commences indicates that no intervention is warranted.
Ned Barnett has the skill and tenacity to defend you against any type of serious criminal charge you may face in Texas. He understands the catastrophic consequences a conviction can have on your life, and will fight aggressively to protect your record, your reputation, and your future. To schedule your case consultation, call Houston criminal defense lawyer Ned Barnett today at .
Houston DWI Defense
A Texas DWI is a criminal charge that can cost your career, your reputation, your driver’s license, and your freedom if you’re convicted. When you want a skilled DWI attorney who will fight aggressively to get your DWI charge dismissed and to protect your future, the first person you call should be Ned Barnett.
Barnett has nearly 30 years of experience handling DWI cases, both as a former assistant state’s attorney who prosecuted countless drunk driving charges and as a defense lawyer with a strong track record of achieving successful results in DWI cases. With his help, you may be able to avoid a DWI conviction and keep your driver’s license.
When you hire Ned Barnett, you get an attorney not only knowledgeable in DWI law, but who also is certified as a breath test machine operator, as well as in field sobriety tests and the gas chromatography process used to analyze blood samples in DWI cases. Barnett can skillfully anticipate the prosecution’s arguments against you and challenge your BAC test results in court — which may result in your DWI charge being dismissed or reduced.
When you’re facing a criminal charge in a state or federal court in Texas, it’s critical to have a lawyer who knows the local system. Ned Barnett has been a Houston criminal trial attorney since 1987, first as a prosecutor and then for more than 20 years as a defense attorney. He knows what defense strategies work. Ned Barnett fights for the rights of people charged with crimes in Houston and the surrounding counties, including:
The feeling of ending up in handcuffs after police pull you over on the highway or show up at your door is something no one wants to experience. If you’ve been arrested for a criminal charge in Texas, the terror of going to jail may have your stomach in knots and your blood running cold.
Facing the consequences
You’re probably plagued with questions about what’s going to happen to you if you’re convicted. Will your career be over? Who will take care of your family while you’re incarcerated? Is this going to ruin your life?
A criminal conviction in Texas can lead to any number of long-term consequences. You may face jail or prison time, staggering fines and fees, and the effects of a permanent criminal record on your job or career and your reputation in your community.
Hiring the right lawyer
Because of the high stakes involved, it’s important to have the right Houston criminal defense attorney at your side to help you get the best possible result. Ned Barnett is has more than 30 years of experience handling criminal cases.
When you come to Ned Barnett for help with your charge, you’ll receive personal service, straightforward communication, and a Houston criminal defense lawyer with a reputation for getting results. Call Ned Barnett at to schedule your consultation today.
“I bring a blend of compassion, discretion, and sharp trial skills to each case that I handle.”
Ned Barnett is a skilled criminal defense lawyer with nearly 30 years of practical legal experience in the Houston area that includes trying criminal cases as a state and federal prosecutor, as well as more than 20 years as a defense lawyer.Click here to learn more about Attorney Ned Barnett
* Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service, 2015-2016
** American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, part of American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2016, 2015
*** Board Certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization, since 1994
**** deciBel Publishing via best-dwi-attorneys.net, 2016