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Houston Criminal Defense Attorney & Sex Crime Lawyer

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Ned Barnett 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 in the state.

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*Board Certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization, since 1994.

When you’re facing a felony or any other serious criminal charge, you need a top-notch, talented Houston criminal defense attorney or sexual assault lawyer 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 charges to serious felonies such as drug charges, sexual assault, robbery, murder, and many more types of criminal charges. 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.

As a criminal lawyer Ned 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. (713) 222-6767

Houston Sexual Assault Lawyer & Sex Crime Defense

There are few crimes more emotionally complicated than sex crimes, particularly when the alleged victim is a minor. Sexual assault and most other sex crime accusations often rely on testimony and evidence that is subject to widely different interpretation. As the person accused of a sex offense, 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 — for any type of sex crime or sex offense you need an experienced attorney in sex crime charges who believe’s in your innocence and will fight to make sure your side of the story is heard. Ned Barnett is a seasoned sexual assault attorney with long-term experience in sex crime defense.

Ned Barnett became a criminal defense attorney because he believes that every person is innocent unless proven guilty. With this ideal in mind, he has considerable experience defending those with sexual assault and other sex crime related charges, and aims to provide each client with the fair process they deserve. 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.

Call us now if you’ve been charged with a sex crime to speak to a Houston sexual assault lawyer (713) 222-6767.

Arrested for a sex crime?

Being charged with a sex crime 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.

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Five Outcomes of a CPS Investigation

Number 1

Reason to Believe

A preponderance of the evidence indicates that abuse or neglect occurred.

Number 2

Ruled Out

It’s reasonable to conclude based on the evidence that no abuse or neglect occurred.

Number 3

Unable to Complete

Obstacles exist that prevent the investigation from being concluded, such as inability to locate key witnesses.

Number 4

Unable to Determine

The agency concludes that none of the other possible rulings is appropriate.

Number 5

Administrative Closure

Information uncovered after the investigation commences indicates that no intervention is warranted.

 
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Ned Barnett has the skill and tenacity to defend you against any type of serious criminal charge you may face in the Texas criminal justice system. 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 attorney Ned Barnett today at (713) 222-6767.

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Houston DWI Lawyer

If you’re charged with a DWI in Houston, Texas it can cost your career, your reputation, your driver’s license, and your freedom if you’re convicted. When you want a skilled Houston 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. Ned Barnett was awarded a Best DWI Attorney distinction in 2016 by Best DWI Attorneys published by deciBel.

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 attorney 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.

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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:

Criminal Defense

The feeling of ending up in handcuffs after police arrest you for a felony or even a misdemeanor 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 of the crime. Will your career be over? Who will take care of your family while you’re in jail? Is this going to ruin your life?

A criminal conviction in Texas can lead to any number of long-term consequences, especially if you’re charged with multiple felonies. 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 criminal defense attorney

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 criminal lawyer with a reputation for getting results. Call Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767 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 attorney 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.

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* Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service, 2015-2018
** 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