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Internet Sex Crimes

Published: Aug 01, 2016 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Although the internet is decades old, the law is still catching up with crimes committed across the web. Sexual crimes, such as harassment and illicit child pornography have become a focus of law enforcement and society. Lives can be ruined when accusations are made regarding sometimes consensual activity. If you’ve been accused of an internet sex crime, call an experienced Houston sex crimes defense attorney with The Law Offices of Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767. Types of Internet Sex Crimes Internet crimes are complex. They may involve multiple people of…

Fingerprinting Uber Drivers in Houston

Published: Jul 29, 2016 in Criminal Defense

Potential Uber drivers in Houston must submit to a fingerprint background check before being approved to drive. Uber is similar to a taxi service to its customers, but very different from a taxi company in terms of its business and independent contractor structure. Because of these differences, Uber drivers aren’t subject to the same background checks or license requirements as taxi drivers in various cities. Many regions are battling back against this and pushing for fingerprinting. This has resulted in not only slower hiring for the service, but it also…

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Two Death Penalty Cases Next Term

Published: Jul 25, 2016 in Criminal Defense

Houston criminal defense lawyer Ned Barnett is knowledgeable about Texas death penalty cases. He has more than 30 years of experience representing people in Houston and surrounding areas. If you have been charged with any crime, contact him for a confidential case evaluation at (713) 222-6767. Texas has executed 537 people since 1982 and consistently carries out the most executions in the country. According to the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP), Harris County alone accounts for 126 of the 537 executions, which would rank it second in…

Criminal Justice Reform Needed in Harris County

Published: Jul 18, 2016 in Criminal Defense

Houston criminal defense attorney Ned Barnett has extensive experience with the Harris County criminal justice system. If you have been charged with a crime, contact him today at (713) 222-6767 to find out how he can help you. It’s becoming clear that Harris County needs to improve its criminal justice system. Harris Country has a population of more than 4.3 million people and jail population that fluctuates between 8,500 to 8,700 inmates on a daily basis, according to the MacArthur Foundation. Of the people in a Harris County jail, more…

Texas Affluenza Teen Ethan Couch

Published: Jul 11, 2016 in Criminal Defense, DUI

In June 2013, Ethan Couch killed four people and injured nine others by drinking and illegally driving on a restricted license. The 16-year-old was indicted for intoxication, manslaughter, and recklessly driving under the influence. The case made national headlines when Couch’s lawyer used a unique defense that led the judge to give what many described as too light of a sentence. Couch was sentenced to 10 years of probation in the juvenile court system and therapy at an in-patient facility. The attorney argued that the teen suffered from “affluenza,” a…