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Know the Law: What’s The Age of Consent in Texas?

Published: Feb 21, 2020 in Child Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Every state, including Texas, has an age when an individual can legally consent to sex. Before this, a minor cannot lawfully consent to sexual intercourse or other actions. This can put adolescents and young adults at odds with the law. It can even result in severe statutory rape charges, despite the activity being consensual. If you are accused of having sex with someone younger than the age of consent, contact a Houston sex crimes lawyer from The Law Offices of Ned Barnett right away. Statutory rape is serious, so take…

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Are You a “High Risk” Sex Offender?

Published: Feb 14, 2020 in Child Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Under Texas sex offender registration law, if you are labeled as a sex offender or released after January 1, 2000, you will be evaluated and assigned a risk level. The Risk Assessment Review Committee establishes the guidelines. Then, the court, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, or the Texas Youth Commission, will use this to determine your risk level. The process may describe you as a high-risk sex offender. This means there are signs that you are likely to continue unlawful sexual behavior. As you may suspect, this will have a…

Have You Been Accused of an Improper Teacher - Student Relationship?

Have You Been Accused of an Improper Teacher-Student Relationship?

Published: Jan 27, 2020 in Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Teaching is challenging and forming personal relationships with students may be the most effective way to make a difference. But as a teacher, you should always be aware of the boundaries between you and your students. If you are ever accused of violating those boundaries and forming an inappropriate relationship with a student in Harris County, you need to speak with Houston sex crimes lawyer Ned Barnett immediately. There is a lot an experienced defense lawyer can do, but early intervention is critical. Contact The Law Offices of Ned Barnett…

How Age is Determined in Child Porn Cases

How Age is Determined in Child Porn Cases

Published: Jan 09, 2020 in Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Whether or not you are convicted of intentionally creating, viewing, storing, or distributing child pornography in Texas might rest on whether you believed the person or people depicted in the materials were minors. At The Law Offices of Ned Barnett, we have helped many people who viewed pornography they reasonably believed only depicted adults. We know how law enforcement agencies and prosecutors determine age in child porn cases and how to fight back against flawed and unreliable evidence. Contact The Law Offices of Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767 or online…

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Sex Crime Sentencing in Texas: What’s Considered?

Published: Dec 27, 2019 in Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

If you’ve been accused of sexual misconduct, you may wonder what your sentence could be if you’re convicted in Texas. After the verdict, the judge will conduct a sentencing hearing, in which the prosecution and the defense will present arguments for the penalties they think is appropriate. Properly preparing and executing a strategy at this stage is an essential aspect of your defense. Texas has a well-earned reputation for being tough when it comes to sex crime convictions. At the Law Offices of Ned Barnett, we will do everything in…