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Activists Call for Texas Marijuana Reform

Published: Sep 19, 2016 in Criminal Defense

Multiple states have approved medicinal marijuana use in recent years, and a few states allow recreational use as well. Outside of legalizing all or some use of the drug, many activists are pushing for lighter criminal punishments for growing, possessing, and even selling marijuana. The question becomes – Will Texas expand medical marijuana options for patients and ease criminal penalties related to the drug? Activists are working with legislators to do just that the next session beginning in January 2017. Until Texas marijuana reform occurs, if it does, the drug…

Texas “Junk Science” Law May Clear Some Defendants

Published: Sep 12, 2016 in Criminal Defense

Many criminal trials are based on some type of scientific evidence, but what happens when that science is later debunked? Scientific theories and conclusions are constantly changing. Texas legislators had this situation in mind when they drafted and approved SB 344 in 2013, known as the Texas Junk Science Law. Texas SB 344 allows people currently imprisoned in Texas to challenge their convictions if they were based on “junk science.” If you were charged with a crime and evidence against you is questionable, contact Houston criminal defense attorney Ned Barnett…

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…