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Common Probation Conditions for Sex Offenders

Published: Sep 20, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Probation can often seem like the best possible result when you’ve been charged with a sex offense. If offered as part of a plea deal, probation may allow you to avoid jail time and move on with your life with a minimal amount of publicity. However, you need to understand exactly what terms sex offender probation will entail before you agree to the deal. Even if you have to serve jail time, the terms of your probation can have far-reaching consequences. If you’re facing charges for a sexual offense, criminal…

Accounting Mistake or Embezzlement?

Accounting Mistake or Embezzlement?

Published: Sep 13, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Federal Crimes, Theft Crimes

Many embezzlement charges arise from simple misunderstandings or a falling out between employers and employees. As a result, people are often shocked to learn that they have been charged with embezzlement, even when they did nothing wrong. If you’ve been charged with embezzlement in the course of performing your job, you need an experienced embezzlement lawyer to protect you from being wrongfully convicted. With over 30 years of experience, Houston embezzlement lawyer Ned Barnett has the knowledge and skills you need. If you’ve been charged with embezzlement, call (713) 222-6767…

Social Media in Harris County Sex Crimes

Social Media in Harris County Sex Crimes Cases

Published: Sep 06, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Like it or not, social media is part of our lives. We post constantly, and update our feeds with our lives’ details, from trivial moments to major events. Unfortunately, your social media feeds can be used against you if you are charged with a crime and are particularly damaging in a sex crime case. Almost as soon as an accusation is made, you can expect law enforcement to begin combing through your social media history to find evidence against you. Even innocent, beguine posts may be interpreted unfairly to make…

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How the Police Get People to Incriminate Themselves

Published: Aug 30, 2019 in Criminal Defense

The use of torture and coercion to obtain confessions from suspects is unlawful. But the police may use every other possible means to get people to incriminate themselves. Law enforcement is allowed to lie to and intimidate suspects, which yields results similar to physical torture. As such, suspects often self-incriminate themselves and confess to crimes that they did not commit. The high rate of false confessions from some American interrogation techniques such as the Reid method has even led to their abolition in several European countries – including Germany. This…

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DWI Blood Test Recall in Houston Affecting 1,700 Cases

Published: Aug 23, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DWI

Thousands of drunk and drugged driving cases may get dismissed over a DWI blood test recall affecting a lab that analyzes samples for the Houston Police Department (HPD) and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. According to the lab, the nationwide recall concerns 240,000 blood vials, out of which 3,400 are being used in the prosecution of 1,700 Houston DWI (driving while intoxicated) cases. This means that 1,700 drunk or drugged driving defendants may now be in a much better position to win their cases. A Houston DWI attorney may…