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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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Sending Unsolicited Nudes is Now a Crime in Texas

Published: Oct 22, 2019 in Sex Crimes

Sending nude photos to someone without consent is never a good idea. But now it is a crime under Texas law. Even in situations where sending the material was consensual, relationships sour and false allegations could put you in a difficult legal position. If you find yourself charged with a crime relating to sending sexually explicit materials, contact The Law Offices of Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767. During a free and confidential consultation, we will review the facts and guide your next steps. New Texas Law Covers Sexually Explicit Material…

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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…

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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Texas Sex Crimes and Securing Bail

Published: Aug 16, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

If you have been arrested for a sex crime, you don’t always have to await your trial behind bars. Instead, you may be eligible for bail. Bail is a deposit of money with the court that is returned to you if you attend all of your legal proceedings. It’s basically a guarantee that you will go to court instead of fleeing. A judge will determine your bail amount based on the severity of the offense, your criminal past, the likelihood that you will flee, and the danger you allegedly represent…