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Walker County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Walker County is located in the east central section of Texas and is home to cities such as New Waverly, Huntsville, and Riverside as well as Sam Houston State University. Although Walker County is an exciting place to live, it is not free of crimes.

If you’ve been arrested for a criminal offense in the area, you need Ned Barnett, a highly skilled Walker County criminal defense lawyer by your side. His experience as a state and a federal prosecutor has given him the insight necessary to ensure that your case ends with the best possible outcome.


If you are caught driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater in Texas, you may face a DWI charge. Even if you are charged with a DWI for the first time, you may still have to cope with severe penalties such as a one-year driver’s license suspension, between 3 and 180 days in county jail, and fines of up to $2,000. An ignition interlock device may also be required if your BAC is 0.15 percent or greater.

Penalties for a second time DWI offense are harsher and may include:

  • A driver’s license suspension of up to 2 years
  • Between one month and one year in jail
  • The installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Up to $4,000 in fines

Drug Crimes

In Texas, drug crimes are taken very seriously. If you are charged with a drug crime, the types of penalties you face will depend on the type of drug crime you’ve committed as well as the volume of the drugs involved. Even a minor drug charge can lead to a driver’s license suspension and hefty fines. Walker County criminal defense lawyer, Ned Barnett can provide aggressive defense against drug charges such as:

  • Possession
  • Distribution
  • Trafficking

Weapon Crimes

Most Texas residents know that almost anyone has the right to possess a handgun in their home or locked in their vehicle. However, many are not aware that carrying a firearm in an unlawful place or owning one after a previous felony may lead to a misdemeanor or felony offense. If you are charged with a weapon crime, you may face:

  • A permanent criminal record
  • Jail or prison time
  • Astronomical fines
  • The loss of the right to possess a firearm in the future

Sex Crimes

A sex crime charge would take a toll on anyone’s life as well as your personal and professional reputation. You will be required by Texas law to be listed as a registered sex offender, which will make it very challenging for you to find a job, support yourself financially, and enjoy close-knit relationships with the people around you. If you are charged with any of these sex crimes, you will need to seek legal representation immediately:

How a Walker County Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help

Charged with a drug crime, sex crime, weapon crime, or DWI in Walker County? If so, securing qualified and highly skilled legal counsel is essential. As a Walker County criminal defense lawyer, Ned Barnett has the experience you need. Let his ability and knowledge go to work for you to reduce the severity of your charges or in some cases, dismiss your case.

For further information and a free consultation, do not hesitate to call our criminal lawyers at The Law Offices of Ned Barnett today at (713) 222-6767.