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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…

Proving Child Porn was Accidentally Downloaded

Proving Child Porn was Accidentally Downloaded

Published: Sep 30, 2019 in Child Sex Crimes, Criminal Defense

If child pornography is found on your computer, law enforcement will likely charge you with possession of child porn regardless of whether or not you intended to download it. It can feel like law enforcement already considers you to be guilty, and it’s up to you to prove your innocence. If you’ve been charged with possession of child porn, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who can demonstrate that it was an accident. Houston criminal defense attorney Ned Barnett has over 30 years of experience in defending people charged…


Child Molestation Allegations in Texas Custody Disputes

Published: Jan 04, 2019 in Child Sex Crimes, Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

When you and your children’s other parent are fighting for custody, you each may do and say things you would never have expected. It is a contentious situation that will impact your children’s lives and futures. While you may strive to obtain shared or full custody within the bounds of the law, some parents will use lies and false allegations of crimes to get ahead. At The Law Offices of Ned Barnett, we have worked with many parents who have wrongly been accused of child molestation during custody disputes. These…