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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…

Texas Ranks Eighth in the Nation for Fatal DWI Accidents

Published: Jul 20, 2018 in Criminal Defense, DWI

The state of Texas has the eighth-highest amount of fatal DWI accidents in the nation. DWI, or driving while intoxicated, refers to operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Whether you’re driving while intoxicated is determined by your blood alcohol content (BAC). With such strict behavior towards intoxicated driving becoming the norm, it is vitally important that you know and understand your rights. Numerous rules and laws govern the intoxicated operation of a vehicle, and mistakes by investigators are not unheard of. If you’ve been accused…

60 Arrests Made Following Online Child Sex Crime Investigation

Published: Jul 13, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

A child sex crime investigation in Houston has led to dozens of arrests. A former teacher and several former police officers were among those taken into custody. The investigation specifically targeted internet crimes against children. Being part of any legal situation is intimidating. Texas law casts a wide net in forbidding sexual contact with children. Regardless of the specific charges you’re facing, an experienced Houston child sex abuse lawyer can answer any questions you may have. If your investigation is related to child sex abuse, contact The Law Offices of…

Sexual Assault on Flights to and from Texas Has Increased in Recent Years

Published: Jul 06, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Airplanes are often thought of as relatively safe spaces. Despite being thousands of feet above the ground, you likely wouldn’t think of an airplane as a particularly likely place for violence to occur. A study released by the FBI may force you to reconsider those assumptions. According to Special Agent David Rodski, sexual assault on flights is increasing at a shocking rate. Sexual assault allegations have the capability to do extensive damage to your life. For some of your friends, being associated with a sexual offense in any way can…