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Sex Crimes Involving Children

Can Questionable Child Porn Tracking Software Result in Dismissal?

Can Questionable Child Porn Tracking Software Result in Dismissal?

Published: Sep 15, 2020 in Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

The Child Protection System is a forensic software program that helps police departments across the United States identify child pornography offenders. However, as with just about every type of computer software, this program faces growing privacy concerns as its scope expands. If you’ve unexpectedly gotten caught up in a child pornography case in Harris County, TX, it is crucial to take it seriously and work with an experienced defense lawyer right away. This is especially true if you or your IP address was allegedly identified by some computer software. An…

Forensic Interviews of Child Sex Crime Victims in Houston

Forensic Interviews of Child Sex Crime Victims in Houston

Published: Aug 26, 2020 in Sex Crimes Involving Children

If you have been accused of a sex crime in Houston, you have a long road ahead of you—especially if the allegations involve children. In many cases, a child’s claims are considered true before they’re proven. But the long-standing misbelief that children don’t lie about sexual abuse continues to be disproved. If you find yourself accused of a child sex crime in Houston, it is crucial to take it seriously and work with an experienced defense lawyer. At some point during the process, the alleged victim will likely undergo one…

Sex Offender Risk Assessment: Gender Bias & What's Considered

Sex Offender Risk Assessments: Gender Bias & What’s Considered

Published: Aug 02, 2020 in Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Those accused of Texas sex crimes or convicted sex offenders should become very familiar with sex offender risk assessments. These are the tools used to determine whether or not someone who has committed a sexual offense is likely to reoffend. If you’ve been accused of sexual assault or a related crime in Houston, these assessments can influence sentencing, probation eligibility, and sex offender registration. You need to be proactive and review all your options with an experienced Houston defense lawyer. As a former federal prosecutor and highly-successful Houston sex crime…

When are Bad Acts Allowed in Texas Sex Crimes?

When are Prior Bad Acts Allowed in Texas Sex Crimes: Is Your Past Haunting You?

Published: Jul 23, 2020 in Child Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

When you’re charged with a sex crime in Texas, you can bet that the police will dig into your past. They’re looking for skeletons in your closet, like past convictions or arrests. The bigger, the better. They’ll specifically look for prior sex crimes that might be related to the current case, like if you’re accused of child molestation and were previously convicted of statutory rape as a young adult. In certain cases, prior bad acts are admissible evidence in sex crimes. But you shouldn’t let the prosecution use your criminal…

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Houston Sex Crimes: Average Sentences & Penalties

Published: Jul 17, 2020 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Even the whisper of a sexual accusation can have devastating effects. But when formal sex crime charges are brought against you, things get even more serious. A sex crime conviction in Texas means facing several harsh penalties, including incarceration, fines, the loss of your job, and more. With the possibility of prison looming, it’s vital to contact an experienced Houston sex crimes lawyer. At The Law Offices of Ned Barnett, we know how challenging sex crime accusations are. To discuss your case in a free and confidential consultation, contact us…