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Should Students Accused of Sexual Assault in Texas be Allowed to Cross Examine Their Accusers?

Published: Dec 26, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

As sexual assault victims become more vocal on college campuses, how these institutions handle accusations of sexual assault has grown more prevalent. Many universities have been accused of not having proper processes in place to protect both victims of assault and the accused. Many call for due process for all involved in these types of cases. Several federal court cases and decisions in the Midwest are likely to impact how public colleges handle these situations. In the future, it is likely that more state universities will require live hearings where…

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New Diversion Program for Houston and Harris County Young Offenders

Published: Dec 03, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Juvenile Crimes

Earlier this fall, the City of Houston and Harris County launched a new program designed to keep youths out of the criminal justice system. The program is called Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD). It operates in partnership with My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative that fights to address issues young men of color face in Houston through educational programs and other activities. LEAD is a diversion program that focuses on school children who commit offenses on school property. Attucks Middle School is serving as the first home for the new program,…

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2017 Most Violent Houston Suburbs

Published: Nov 23, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently released data outlining violent crimes committed throughout the United States in 2017. This information has been used to locate the most violent neighborhoods in Houston. If you or someone you know has been charged with ones of these crimes, you should contact a Houston violent crimes lawyer immediately to learn more about your situation. Attorney Ned Barnett can offer his years of extensive experience in helping you fight your charges. To schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case, contact us today at…

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Steps in a Texas Sex Crime Investigation

Published: Nov 16, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

While all criminal charges are intimidating to face, a sex crime investigation can be especially challenging. These charges are serious and extremely difficult to fight. If the crime involves a minor, the stakes can heighten significantly. Fighting a sex crime charge is not easy, and you will not want to do it alone. Call The Law Offices of Ned Barnett right away to speak with a skilled sex crimes lawyer about your case. Schedule a free, initial consultation by calling our office at (713) 222-6767, or contact us online. What…

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Sex Abuse Inquiries in the Texas Catholic Dioceses

Published: Nov 09, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Sex abuse at the hands of priests has become a global issue. In the United States, countless victims have come forward describing how they fell prey to Catholic Church officials who used their authority and community standing to gain the trust of their families. After revelations emerged this year about widespread child sex abuse in the Pennsylvania Catholic Church, the Texas church authorities have volunteered to release the names of suspected sexual predators in the clergy. However, the Texas state authorities have not launched an official criminal investigation. If you…