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Jury Selection in Harris County, TX: A Guide for the Accused

Published: Sep 25, 2023 in Criminal Defense

Facing criminal charges in Texas is no one’s ideal situation. Most want matters wrapped up as soon as possible, either by getting the case dismissed or negotiating a plea. But unfortunately, sometimes things aren’t that easy, and going to trial might be your best – or only option. For those considering a trial in or around Houston, TX, it’s vital to understand the charges and evidence and the intricacies of Harris County jury selection. The jurors chosen will hold your fate in their hands, and their biases, beliefs, and experiences…

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Setting the Record Straight: How to Defend Against Sex Crime Charges & What Not to Do

Published: Aug 20, 2023 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Navigating sex crime allegations is delicate, legally and otherwise. These are incredibly sensitive situations for anyone embroiled in such accusations. Missteps can result in unjust convictions, tremendous stigma, and devastating penalties. Most people accused of sex crimes think all they must do is cooperate, and misunderstandings will give way to reason. But law enforcement is quick to file sex crime charges. Prosecutors will aggressively seek a conviction, and much emphasis gets placed on what’s best for the alleged victim. The accused essentially must look out for themselves – along with…

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Arrested after Swiping Right? Sex Crime Charges in the Age of Dating Apps

Published: Jul 31, 2023 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Online dating has never been more prevalent, but what happens if meeting IRL becomes a ” they-said, they-said” situation? Or worse, what if you’re accused of something that didn’t happen, or you thought was consensual? A swipe to the right on apps like Tinder, Bumble, or Hinge holds the promise of meaningful connections, but these platforms also introduce a new challenge – a rise in sex crime allegations. Dating apps facilitate easy connections but lend themselves to misrepresentation, confusion around consent, and greater potential for unjust sex crime charges. Sex…

Proving Child Porn was Accidentally Downloaded

Proving Child Porn was Accidentally Downloaded

Published: Jul 13, 2023 in Child Sex Crimes, Criminal Defense

When child pornography is found on your computer in Texas, law enforcement will likely charge you with possession of child porn whether or not you intended to download it. While this may cause panic, know that you can take steps to avoid conviction and preserve your reputation and future. If you’ve been charged with possession of child porn, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. One option to combat the accusations is to prove that the illicit materials were accidentally downloaded. Houston criminal defense attorney Ned…

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Should I Go To the Police Station To Answer Questions?

Published: Jun 23, 2023 in Criminal Defense

When a crime has been committed but the perpetrator is not immediately identified in Texas, the police must investigate. They will examine the crime scene, gather and analyze evidence, question witnesses, and eventually create a pool of suspects. If you are a person of interest during a criminal investigation, a police officer may call or show up on your doorstep and ask you to come to the police station to answer questions. You should not go or answer questions until you’ve spoken with a Houston criminal defense attorney. At The…