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Texas Sex Trafficking Rings

Published: Jun 13, 2016 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Human and sex trafficking has been a focus of law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. Texas has seen a significant number of trafficking arrests and convictions because the Mexican border is often targeted as a high-crime area. Because these crimes are often high-profile cases, even the allegation of human and sex trafficking can ruin your life. If you have been charged with human and sex trafficking, you need a knowledgeable Houston criminal defense attorney on your side. Call The Law Offices of Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767 for a free…

Teacher-Student Sexual Misconduct

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

Texas has had a string of teacher-student sexual assault allegations in recent years. Although society views these situations very harshly, not every allegation is black and white. In some circumstances, the allegations are entirely false or the relationship may not be what the law intended to punish. If you are facing sexual assault allegations, you need a strong Houston criminal defense attorney to thoroughly investigate your situation and aggressively fight for your rights. Contact The Law Offices of Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767 for a free consultation. Texas Strict on…

New Texas Rules May Force Inmates to Close Social Media Accounts

Published: Jun 06, 2016 in Criminal Defense

Social media is a daily part of many people’s lives, allowing them to keep in touch with friends and family. However, a new Texas rule makes it clear that prisoners within the state are not allowed to have active, personal social media accounts. This includes Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and any other social media platform. This rule has significant implications on the free speech rights of prisoners and their friends and family members. If you have concerns regarding the social media accounts of someone in prison, contact Ned Barnett, a…

When Transmission of HIV Amounts to a Crime in Texas

Published: Feb 23, 2016 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

If you’re living with HIV, you already have plenty to worry about without thinking of possible criminal charges. But many states have enacted laws that require individuals who test positive for HIV to report their status to the state as well as their current and previous sexual or needle-sharing partners. Some states through laws or court rulings even equate HIV and AIDS to a weapon. Informing your sexual or needle-sharing partners of your HIV status is the right thing to do, but it may also be the only way to…