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Probation for a Texas DWI

Published: Sep 05, 2016 in Criminal Defense, DUI

When you’ve been charged with a DWI, you might imagine the worst possible consequences. Your fear may have you picturing a long jail sentence and being released only to have your driver’s license suspended. Houston DWI defense lawyer Ned Barnett can help if you’ve been arrested for or charged with a DWI in Texas. Call him today at (713) 222-6767. While Texas DWI law allows for harsh punishments for first and subsequent offenses, it is also possible to minimize the consequences of a DWI conviction. Probation can be an alternative…

Recent Gun Violence and How it May Impact Texas Laws

Published: Sep 01, 2016 in Criminal Defense, Weapons Crimes

The U.S. has seen a significant amount of gun violence in recent years, from police-involved violence to mass shootings. As violence continues, people rightfully ask whether there will be changes to current Texas gun laws. You may even hear about a number of proposed laws during the next Texas legislative session. If you are wondering how Texas gun laws apply to you, or if you have been charged with a gun-related offense, contact Houston criminal defense attorney Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767. Recent Gun Violence Texas sees its fair share…

Sex Offender Laws Do More Harm Than Good

Published: Aug 19, 2016 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Sex offender laws are meant to protect the public, but some organizations are claiming that sex offender registration rules are more damaging than beneficial. Lawsuits have been filed alleging that certain sex offender laws are unconstitutional. Currently, sex offender registration requirements are in a state of change. If you are facing charges that could require registration upon conviction, contact experienced Houston sex crimes defense attorney Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767 for a free consultation. Not Supported by Data A strong argument against current registration requirements, particularly how long someone has…

Wrongful Convictions Have Cost Texans Millions

Published: Aug 15, 2016 in Criminal Defense

Texans who were wrongfully convicted may have the right to monetary settlements from the state. While it’s never the intention of the law and prosecutors to wrongfully convict someone of a crime, it’s the unfortunate truth that innocent people are sometimes found guilty and sent to prison. Our system allows for these individuals to seek justice on appeal, particularly when new evidence is available. Some individuals are able to prove they were wrongfully convicted and a judge or court will declare them to be “actually innocent.” If you were wrongfully…

Improper Photography Or Visual Recording

Published: Aug 10, 2016 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Many people use photography and phone cameras in their everyday lives, and it’s possible for people to be wrongly accused of invasive recording. If you have been charged with improper photography or visual recording, contact the experienced Houston sex crimes defense lawyer Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767. An Extreme Case in Texas Texas recently witnessed a harsh reminder of the laws against photographing or recording sexually explicit material and people without consent. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced this spring that Rosa Linda Ganceres was charged with sexually exploiting a child…