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Woman Worrying About a Loved One Who Has Been Accused of a Sex Crime in Houston

Someone I Love Has Been Accused of a Sex Crime in Houston

Published: Oct 30, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Anger, shame, fear, and confusion are just some of the emotions that you may feel if a loved one has been accused of a sex crime in Houston. You may wonder how or why someone you love and trust could do something so despicable, but something tells you that you shouldn’t rush to judgment. You also know that your loved one has never needed you as much as they do at this moment. The road that lays ahead is full of challenges. The best way to navigate these difficulties is…

Vial of Blood to be Tested in a DWI Case

Common Lab Mistakes in DWI Cases

Published: Oct 23, 2018 in Criminal Defense, DWI

When you find yourself charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), you’re likely feeling nervous and worried about what your situation might lead to. Will you go to jail? What will happen to your driver’s license? Will you have to go to court? As these and other questions run through your mind, you should consider reaching out for help. A lot can happen from the point of your arrest through the end of a legal case, so it’s important to retain the counsel of a skilled Houston DWI attorney who knows…

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Your DWI Lawyer Should Have Advanced Training

Published: Oct 02, 2018 in Criminal Defense, DWI

If you have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas, you need to give a great deal of thought to who represents you in court. There are a lot of myths surrounding DWI charges and sentencing. At this point, you may think a conviction is inevitable. You might believe that if you have been charged, then the prosecutor has enough to convict you. The truth is, some attorneys may think that too. Lawyers with minimal DWI defense experience may believe it is better for their clients…

Police Car Alerts Juvenile DWI Suspect

What to Do When Your Child Is Charged with DWI in Texas

Published: Sep 28, 2018 in Criminal Defense, DWI, Juvenile Crimes

If your son or daughter was arrested for intoxicated driving in Texas, you need to hire an attorney. Texas has a zero-tolerance policy for underage drivers when it comes to alcohol. When your child is 20 years or younger and an officer believes they have any amount of alcohol in their system, they can expect to face charges. Depending on the circumstances, your child could face charges for driving under the influence (DUI), or they could be charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). Either situation needs to be taken seriously….

Justice Statue in Front of Books About Expungement and Sealing a Record

What Is the Difference Between Expunging and Sealing a Juvenile Record in Texas?

Published: Sep 21, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Juvenile Crimes

At The Law Offices of Ned Barnett, we work with many adults who have a mark on their juvenile records. A mistake in your youth should not hold you back after years of abiding by the law. Unfortunately, one small error when you were young can create many hurdles when it comes to gaining an education, obtaining professional licenses, getting hired for jobs, and growing your career. When colleagues and peers learn about a youthful transgression, it can damage your reputation. All of these are reasons to speak with an…