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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…

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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….

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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…

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How Prosecutors Decide to File Charges

Published: Sep 14, 2018 in Criminal Defense

When you are arrested or accused of a crime, criminal charges are not automatically filed. There is a human element involved: the prosecutor. A prosecutor’s job is to bring criminal charges on behalf of the government, be that a city, county, state, or the federal government. It is important to note, however, that prosecutors do not bring criminal charges every time someone is accused of an offense; they have prosecutorial discretion. The criminal court system could not handle such a high caseload if prosecutors decided to file charges every single…

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Can I Lose My License After a DWI in Texas?

Published: Sep 07, 2018 in Criminal Defense, DWI

In Texas, a conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can carry harsh penalties, including fines and jail time. If you have been accused of this crime, you may be asking yourself, “can I lose my license after a DWI?” The truth is that the courts consider many factors when determining penalties for DWI crimes, such as the number of past offenses and blood alcohol content (BAC). Houston DWI lawyer Ned Barnett understands that a criminal conviction can have a permanent impact on your life, and he’s prepared to help you…