Brazoria County is located in the Houston Metropolitan area on the Gulf Coast. The more than 330,000 residents enjoy 23 miles of beaches, one of the largest county fairs in the state, and a rich Texas history. Brazoria County law enforcement agencies are serious about protecting the city. If you’ve been charged with a crime, contact a Brazoria County criminal defense lawyer at (713) 222-6767 right away. Ned Barnett is a criminal defense attorney with years of experience and he will aggressively fight for your rights in court.
Violent crimes are prosecuted severely in Brazoria County. Ned Barnett has spent years defending people charged with violent crimes, such as:
- Assault: Texas defines assault as someone knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another, threatening imminent bodily injury on another, or causing physical contact that one knows or should know is offensive. This crime covers a broad range of behavior, and there is no requirement that the victim was physically harmed or touched at all.
- Aggravated Assault: The offense of aggravated assault is defined as someone knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly causing serious bodily harm to another or using or exhibiting a deadly weapon during an assault. Aggravated assault occurs when there is a risk of death, permanent disfigurement, or prolonged loss of function of a body part or organ. If a deadly weapon is used, such as a gun or knife, there is no requirement for actual bodily injury.
- Robbery: If an individual intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes physical harm to someone in the commission of a theft, or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes fear of imminent harm or death, the individual can be charged with robbery.
- Aggravated Robbery: If during a robbery an individual causes serious bodily harm, uses or exhibits a deadly weapon, or causes injury or fear of injury or death to someone disabled or 65 years old or older, the individual can be charged with aggravated robbery.
- Domestic Violence: Under Texas Law, domestic violence is an assault on a romantic partner, former romantic partner, or family member.
Ned Barnett knows the stress and fear associated with being accused of a sex crime, and he tenaciously defends his clients in court to prove their innocence and protect their reputations. Ned Barnett defends clients charged with sex crimes, including:
- Indecent Exposure: Texas defines indecent exposure as anyone exposing their genitals or anus for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification and with reckless disregard for other people. This behavior can range from “flashing” to public urination.
- Public Lewdness: Under the law, engaging in indecent activity in public is lewdness. The activity could be having sex or masturbating in public.
- Sexual Assault: The offense of sexual assault occurs when an individual intentionally and knowingly penetrates another person’s mouth, sexual organ, or anus without consent or causes the other person’s sexual organ to penetrate or contact the individual’s or a third person’s mouth, sexual organ, or anus without consent. Anyone under the age of 17 cannot legally consent to sex, and any sexual act with a minor can be charged as sexual assault, even if the minor is a willing participant in the sexual act.
- Aggravated Sexual Assault: This offense happens when, during a sexual assault, the actor causes serious bodily harm or attempts to kill the victim; threatens to kidnap, injure, or kill the victim; causes the victim to fear kidnapping, injury, or death; uses a date rape drug or deadly weapon; or sexually assaults a victim who is younger than 14, disabled, or 65 years of age or older.
- Prostitution: Someone is guilty of prostitution if they accept money or other items of value with the agreement of engaging in sexual conduct or they accept the money or items of value for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct.
How a Brazoria County Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help
If you’ve been charged with a crime in Brazoria County, you need a skilled and experienced defense attorney on your side. Brazoria County criminal defense attorney Ned Barnett has a proven track record of getting beneficial outcomes for his clients. He has more than 30 years of practice experience, including several years as a state and federal prosecutor. He knows how prosecutors think, so he can build strong defenses for his clients.