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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…

Texas Teens Face Sex Trafficking of Minors Charges

Published: Jul 04, 2016 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Human trafficking is a major focus of Texas law enforcement agencies. Trafficking is a complex and serious crime; however, sometimes those accused of trafficking are not actually criminals. The innocent family, friends, and employees of sex traffickers may also be at risk. If you have been charged with a sex trafficking crime, you need an experienced Houston criminal defense attorney on your side. Call the Law Offices of Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767 to schedule a free consultation. Teenagers Becoming Involved in Human Trafficking There is no age restriction on…

Ned Barnett Completes Advanced DWI Defense Training

Published: Jun 27, 2016 in Criminal Defense, DUI

Houston DWI attorney Ned Barnett added another weapon to his drunk driving defense arsenal by completing advanced-level training on the improper use of portable breath test (PBT) machines by police officers during traffic stops. The training was offered by the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, a professional association based in Idaho that is dedicated to the professional development of DWI lawyers. The association’s goal is to ensure that DWI defense lawyers have the skill and knowledge necessary to provide the strongest defenses for people accused of driving under the…

Lab Reports Show Hundreds “Convicted in Error” for Drug Offenses

Published: Jun 20, 2016 in Criminal Defense

A drug offense in Texas is serious. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, you may end up with a permanent criminal record. Recent information shows that many people are found guilty of drug offenses or pressured into plea deals despite forensic evidence proving their innocence. If you have been charged with a drug offense or believe you were wrongfully convicted, you need a strong Houston criminal defense attorney to help you obtain the best possible outcome. Contact the Law Offices of Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767…