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Avoiding Jail for Child Porn: Therapy & Treatment Options

Avoiding Jail for Child Porn: Therapy & Treatment Options

Published: Mar 22, 2020 in Child Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

When you’re facing charges for child pornography in Texas, there are several potential outcomes. The best-case scenario is the prosecutor drops the charges, or the judge dismisses the case. The second-best scenario is that a jury acquits you. But if a conviction is likely or possible, you have to contemplate how to mitigate the consequences. One way to avoid jail time is to pursue therapy and other treatment options. An experienced sex crime lawyer at The Law Offices of Ned Barnett can help. Contact us online or call (713) 222-6767…

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Know the Law: What’s The Age of Consent in Texas?

Published: Feb 21, 2020 in Child Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Every state, including Texas, has an age when an individual can legally consent to sex. Before this, a minor cannot lawfully consent to sexual intercourse or other actions. This can put adolescents and young adults at odds with the law. It can even result in severe statutory rape charges, despite the activity being consensual. If you are accused of having sex with someone younger than the age of consent, contact a Houston sex crimes lawyer from The Law Offices of Ned Barnett right away. Statutory rape is serious, so take…

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Are You a “High Risk” Sex Offender?

Published: Feb 14, 2020 in Child Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Under Texas sex offender registration law, if you are labeled as a sex offender or released after January 1, 2000, you will be evaluated and assigned a risk level. The Risk Assessment Review Committee establishes the guidelines. Then, the court, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, or the Texas Youth Commission, will use this to determine your risk level. The process may describe you as a high-risk sex offender. This means there are signs that you are likely to continue unlawful sexual behavior. As you may suspect, this will have a…

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Why Do Children Make False Sex Crime Allegations?

Published: Oct 29, 2019 in Child Sex Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

It’s always terrible when a child accuses an adult of a sex crime. When a child claims sexual exploitation by an adult, it stains families and the child in particular. However, while many claims are accurate, many are not. This leaves innocent adults accused, but why would a child make a false claim? If you’re facing sex crime charges because a child made a false allegation, you need to take the situation seriously. Call Houston criminal defense attorney Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767, and discuss your next steps in a…

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Can the Police Search Your Work Computer for Child Pornography?

Published: Oct 08, 2019 in Child Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution limits law enforcement’s power to arrest suspects, search people and property, and seize objects and contraband (such as child pornography). How much legal process is needed before something can be searched is generally driven by how much privacy you should legitimately expect in the situation. If your employer owns your computer, you shouldn’t expect privacy because it’s not yours. The police, generally, should be given access if your employer consents. Whether your employer should force law enforcement to get a search warrant would…