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Popular TV Host Nev Schulman Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Published: Jun 15, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Ayissha Morgan, a guest on MTV’s “Catfish,” recently accused the show’s host and executive producer Nev Schulman of sexual misconduct. On the program, Schulman entertains audiences by trying to determine if people using dating apps are actually who they claim to be. Morgan alleges that during her time on the show, Schulman harassed her and attempted to coerce her to have sex with him. Morgan also claims that a production assistant sexually assaulted her. Schulman denies the allegations, but MTV has opened an investigation and put the production of “Catfish”…

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What Happens to Registered Sex Offenders Who Are Charged with Subsequent Sex Crimes?

Published: Jun 08, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

The rate of sex crime arrests has been increasing in Houston since the beginning of 2018. The accusation, and potential conviction, of a sex crime can have a devastating impact on your life. The penalties associated with sex offenses are severe. These consequences become more severe, however, if you are charged with subsequent sex crimes. If you are convicted of multiple sexual offenses, you face several negative outcomes, including increased prison time and higher fines. Being convicted of a subsequent sex crime could even affect whether or not you are…

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What Happens to Police Officers Accused of DWI?

Published: Jun 01, 2018 in Criminal Defense, DWI

In the past, law enforcement officers pulled over for driving while intoxicated (DWI) may have been given a free pass. But in the era of dashcams, body cameras, and increased scrutiny of law enforcement, officers can no longer expect to get out of a DWI arrest. Just like ordinary citizens, they will likely be arrested and charged with drunk driving, at which point their best option is to call an experienced DWI lawyer. Unlike civilians, police officers may be subject to additional penalties from their department if they get caught…

When Is Drug Trafficking a Federal Crime?

Published: May 25, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes

Trafficking any quantity of drugs is a crime under both state and federal law. Whether the crime is charged as a state or federal offense depends on several factors. Generally, the more serious instances of drug trafficking are handled by the federal prosecutors of the United States Attorney’s Office, a branch of the Department of Justice. Federal drug trafficking penalties are harsher than state penalties. Additionally, the conviction rate for federal crimes is significantly higher than for state offenses. There are competing theories as to why this is the case,…

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What’s the Difference Between Sexual Assault and Harassment?

Published: May 18, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

The difference between sexual assault and harassment may not always be clear. Both actions are types of sexual misconduct, and both are illegal. The primary difference between the two is that sexual harassment is a civil matter, with claims generally arising out of employment-related disputes. Sexual assault, on the other hand, is a criminal offense. If charged, you should immediately seek the assistance of a Houston sexual assault lawyer. If you’re facing charges of sexual assault, contact The Law Offices of Ned Barnett today at (713) 222-6767 to schedule a…