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Afraid of Looking Guilty? Call a Sex Crime Lawyer Anyway.

Published: Nov 25, 2019 in Criminal Defense

Whatever initial fears or concerns you might have about calling a lawyer are nothing compared to the issues you will have trying to face sex crime accusations on your own. Unfortunately, many people do not seek legal help when they are accused of a crime because they know they are innocent. They trust that the criminal justice process will work as intended. They might also believe that calling up a sex crime lawyer will make them look guilty. After all, who needs a lawyer if they have nothing to hide?…

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Bench Trials vs. Jury Trials in Houston Child Sex Crime Cases

Published: Nov 18, 2019 in Criminal Defense

The Sixth Amendment guarantees your right to a speedy public trial decided by an impartial jury or your peers if you have been accused of a crime. Despite this right, some defendants and their lawyers choose to have their case heard by a judge only. This is called a bench trial. Whether it’s a good idea or not to waive your right to a jury trial depends on the situation. For instance in a Houston child sex crime case it will depend on the nature of the allegations, the defenses…

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Common Flaws in Online Sting Operations

Published: Oct 15, 2019 in Criminal Defense

Online sting operations in Houston and Harris County are a common law enforcement tactic to make arrests in sex crime cases, but they are not open and shut situations. If you are being investigated or have been arrested for a crime because you were caught up in online activity, don’t give up hope. The police or prosecutor may claim you were caught “red-handed,” but the facts and law may tell a very different story. Contact The Law Offices of Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767 and set up a free and…

Proving Child Porn was Accidentally Downloaded

Proving Child Porn was Accidentally Downloaded

Published: Sep 30, 2019 in Child Sex Crimes, Criminal Defense

If child pornography is found on your computer, law enforcement will likely charge you with possession of child porn regardless of whether or not you intended to download it. It can feel like law enforcement already considers you to be guilty, and it’s up to you to prove your innocence. If you’ve been charged with possession of child porn, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who can demonstrate that it was an accident. Houston criminal defense attorney Ned Barnett has over 30 years of experience in defending people charged…

Cost of a Houston DWI

Average Cost of a Houston DWI

Published: Sep 27, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DUI, DWI

If you’ve been charged with DWI, you may already have had to pay bail and the vehicle impound fee. Unfortunately, these costs are minor compared to the fees you could potentially face if you are convicted. The reality is that you could wind up paying thousands of dollars as a result of your conviction, even if it’s a first-time offense. Don’t think that cooperating will get you a more lenient sentence and lower costs. The best thing you can do is contact an experienced Houston DWI attorney as soon as…