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5 Reasons Houston Sex Offenders Fail To Register

Published: Apr 06, 2021 in Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

In Texas, those who’ve been convicted of sex crimes must register as sex offenders. This registry is available to the public. And those who must register are subject to seemingly endless rules about when, how, and how often they have to register. Here’s the big problem: Failing to register is a crime. You or a loved one might even be subject to a felony charge for a simple mistake. So let’s take a look at some of the common reasons Houston sex offenders fail to register and their options when…

Do You Have to Register As a Sex Offender for Statutory Rape in Texas?

Published: Jan 22, 2021 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Statutory rape is generally thought of as an adult having sexual contact with an adolescent. And under Texas law, it is harshly punished even when both parties consented. As a possible felony, statutory rape can mean prison and registration as a sex offender. Unfortunately, many young adults end up registering as sex offenders for having relations with a boyfriend or girlfriend only a few years younger than them. If you are facing criminal accusations due to consensual sex, contact The Law Offices of Ned Barnett now. Ned Barnett knows the…

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Penalties in TX

Published: Dec 20, 2020 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Individuals convicted of sex crimes under Texas Law are generally required to register as a sex offender. The actual requirements on how to register and when depend on the situation and mistakes happen. Unfortunately, this exposes people to new and harshly punished charges that could send to prison. Some people simply don’t understand the reporting requirements, but those required to do so need to be careful. Texas law is strict in regard to sex offender reporting and takes compliance seriously. At The Law Offices of Ned Barnett, we are available…

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Is Groping Illegal in Texas?

Published: Dec 05, 2020 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Being accused of touching someone inappropriately is always serious. In the past, groping was only punishable with a small fine, but in 2019 Texas raised the severity of groping, defining it as “indecent sexual assault,” and making it a class A misdemeanor. Don’t take an allegation that you groped someone lightly or try to handle things on your own. You could face a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. Charged with groping or any sexual assault? Call The Law Offices of Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767, or reach out…

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The Difference Between Viewing and Possessing Child Porn

Published: Oct 12, 2020 in Child Sex Crimes, Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Did you know there is a difference between viewing and possessing child porn in Texas? Generally speaking, possessing child pornography is always illegal, whereas simply viewing it is not necessarily illegal. What’s more important, however, is the issue of whether your alleged viewing or possessing was knowing and intentional. For example, unknowingly possessing child pornography is not illegal. If you borrow a friend’s computer and unbeknownst to you it contains child porn, you have not engaged in a crime. If you or a loved one are facing child pornography charges…