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Was Your Autistic or Special Needs Child Arrested in Houston?

Published: Apr 08, 2022 in Criminal Defense, Juvenile Crimes, Student Crimes

Going through the juvenile justice system is challenging enough. It can be especially traumatic if you don’t understand what’s going on or why. A child with special needs or someone on the autism spectrum is, particularly at a disadvantage. For example, an individual could commit a delinquent act without realizing it, or others misunderstand their actions. Because of their reactions to their surroundings, others may think they’re dangerous, mentally ill, or using drugs. No parent wants a call from a police department, but if the child has special needs, it…

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Can Juveniles be Registered Sex Offenders in Texas?

Published: Nov 04, 2019 in Juvenile Crimes

Texas takes sexual offenses seriously, and if your child is under 17 and charged with a sex crime, they may not escape mandatory sex offender registration – even in the juvenile court system. When individuals between 10 and 16 years old are charged with a crime they will appear in juvenile court, where instead of a guilty verdict they receive an adjudication as delinquent. The consequences of being delinquent can vary, and usually include counseling, community service, and in the most serious cases, detention. However, when the offense involves sexual…

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Why Do Children Make False Sex Crime Allegations?

Published: Oct 29, 2019 in Child Sex Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

It’s always terrible when a child accuses an adult of a sex crime. When a child claims sexual exploitation by an adult, it stains families and the child in particular. However, while many claims are accurate, many are not. This leaves innocent adults accused, but why would a child make a false claim? If you’re facing sex crime charges because a child made a false allegation, you need to take the situation seriously. Call Houston criminal defense attorney Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767, and discuss your next steps in a…

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Juvenile Pranks Could Lead to Serious Criminal Charges

Published: Jun 28, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Juvenile Crimes

Kids will be kids. No matter how well we raise them, they will always push the limits for the sake of having fun and taking risks. Unfortunately, this behavior can sometimes get them in trouble with the law. This unfortunate fact is well illustrated by a recent incident in Houston, in which a 14-year-old boy was charged with murder after an egging prank went wrong. As a result of the prank, a 45-year-old mother lost her life, and the offending teenager’s life will certainly never be the same. At The…


Why Keeping a TX Drug Conviction Off Your Child’s Record is Vital

Published: Jan 25, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes, Juvenile Crimes

We all know how quickly a teen can make a mistake and get into trouble. As the parent of a teenager, you know how easily they can be influenced by their peers, celebrities, and various media sources. They don’t have the capacity or maturity to recognize when they need to avoid certain people, say no to certain suggestions, or avoid making mistakes that could affect them for a lifetime. Adolescents’ brains aren’t fully developed, and they don’t yet have years of experience under their belts to recognize how a juvenile…