Situated southeast of the Houston metropolitan area, Chambers County is home to the Trinity River Island Recreation Area and Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. Chambers County was named after Henry Chambers, a U.S. Senator from Alabama and has a growing population of more than 35,000. Its natural fresh and saltwater wetlands, coastal prairie, and stunning coastline make it a wonderful place to live.
Although living in Chambers County comes with many advantages, crime in this area still exists. If you have been arrested for any type of crime, you can count on attorney Ned Barnett, a leading Chambers County criminal lawyer to investigate your case and protect your rights to ensure it ends with the best possible outcome.
Ned Barnett’s legal experience paired with his time as a state and federal prosecutor have given him unique insight and the skills necessary to reduce the possible penalties you are facing so you can move forward with your life.
Both violent sex crimes such as sexual assault and non-violent sex crimes like indecent exposure or prostitution can wreak havoc on an individual’s career and reputation. If you are charged with a sex crime, Texas law requires you to be listed as a registered sex offender. If you have a profile in the Texas Public Sex Offender Registry, you will likely find it difficult to find work, achieve financial stability, and maintain healthy relationships with friends, family, and acquaintances. Contact one of our Houston sex crimes lawyers today.
In Texas, anyone with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater may be charged with a DWI. If you are suspected of driving while intoxicated for the first time, you may face harsh penalties such as a one year suspension of your driver’s license, between 3 and 180 days in county jail, and up to $2,000 in fines.
In the event that your BAC is 0.15 percent or greater, you may also need to pay for an ignition interlock device to be installed and maintained in your vehicle. Consequences for a second time DWI offense include up to $4,000 in fines, the installation of an ignition interlock device, between one month and one year in jail, and a driver’s license suspension of up to 2 years.
Penalties for drug crimes in Texas are severe. Depending on the type of drug involved and volume, drug crimes may be charged as felonies that come with lengthy prison terms. Even if you have been charged with a minor drug case, you may be ordered to pay significant fines while your driver’s license becomes suspended. Ned Barnett defends against all types of drug charges including possession, distribution, and trafficking.
Contact a Chambers County Criminal Defense Lawyer
The Chambers County criminal lawyer you select can be the difference between a prison sentence and reduced or dismissed charges. At the Law Offices of Ned Barnett, our criminal lawyers are dedicated to defending Chambers County residents in a variety of criminal cases to help them move past a difficult time and avoid legal problems in the future.
Contact us today at (713) 222-6767 for a free, confidential evaluation of your case.