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Waller County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Waller County was named after Edwin Waller, the man who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. It is admired because it provides the friendliness and safety of a smaller town but is close enough to Houston, its big city neighbor, giving residents the best of both worlds. Although Waller County is a nice place to live, it is still susceptible to crime.

Ned Barnett, a top-rated Waller County criminal lawyer has been defending Waller County residents in criminal defense cases for years. His experience as a state and federal prosecutor gives him the insider knowledge necessary to successfully win a wide variety of cases.

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes are sensitive, personal and emotionally complex for all those involved. They result in severe consequences such as mandatory registration on a sex offender list, years in prison, significant fines, and career and educational ramifications long after the investigation is over. If you have been convicted of a sex crime in Waller County, sexual assault lawyer Ned Barnett can help. He understands how serious these types of crimes can be and has successfully represented clients in sex crimes such as:

  • Public Lewdness: When an individual knowingly and deliberately conducts an indecent sexual act in the presence of others with no consideration for those who can view this act, public lewdness occurs. Engaging in sexual intercourse in an open area and sexual acts involving animals are a few examples of public lewdness.
  • Sexual Assault: In Texas, sexual assault is a first or second-degree felony which is defined as any non-consensual sexual act against another person that involves penetration.
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault: Aggravated sexual assault is sexual assault with an additional aggravating factor or multiple factors that include the use of a date rape drug, the use of a deadly weapon, a victim aged 14 years old or younger or one who is elderly or disabled.
  • Prostitution: Prostitution is committed when an individual engages or offers to engage in sexual contact in exchange for money or other valuable items.
  • Indecent Exposure: Indecent exposure in Texas occurs when someone exposes any part of their genitals or anus with the intent to gratify or arouse the sexual desire of any person and is reckless about whether the offense will be taken by this act.

Violent Crimes

Although violent crimes range in severity, any violent offense conviction can lead to severe consequences for the offender. If you have been arrested for one of these violent crimes, you’ll need the aggressive representation of Waller County criminal lawyer, Ned Barnett.

  • Assault: Under Texas law, an individual who commits assault, intentionally, recklessly, or knowingly causes bodily injury to another, causes physical contact that one should know is offensive or threatens imminent bodily injury to another. Assault can be committed without physical harm and covers a wide range of behaviors.
  • Aggravated Assault: When an individual commits assault with the possession of a firearm, an aggravated assault occurs. The person doesn’t need to use the gun while the crime was committed to enhance the assault charge.
  • Domestic Violence: Texas law considers domestic violence as an assault on a family member including a brother, sister, children, and parents, intimate partner, or former intimate partner.
  • Robbery: Robbery offenses are defined as taking another’s property against their will while using physical force or threatening to use physical force.
  • Aggravated Robbery: A robbery becomes aggravated when a deadly weapon is used or exhibited by the accused while committing the robbery.

Contact a Waller County Criminal Defense Lawyer for Help

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Waller County, a highly skilled Waller County criminal defense lawyer like Ned Barnett can make a significant difference in your life and future. Ned Barnett will fight for the best possible outcome for your case in order to reduce the consequences you will face.

Contact the Law Offices of Ned Barnett today and see how criminal defense attorney Ned Barnett may be able to help in a free, confidential case consultation. Call (713) 222-6767 today.