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Why People Make False Accusations of Sex Crimes Involving Children

Published: Mar 01, 2018 in Sex Crimes

There are few crimes as heinous as sexual conduct with a child. A mere rumor that you may have sexually assaulted a child or possessed child pornography can ruin your career, distance you from family and friends, and lead to criminal charges. Given the significant and immediate effect allegations of a sex crime involving children can have, individuals acting with ill-intent may try use these accusations to their advantage or to hurt you. If you are in the midst of false accusations regarding sex crimes involving children, you may want…

Can Defense Lawyers Contact a Sex Crime Victim?

Published: Feb 22, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

In criminal cases, victims are essentially witnesses. The state presses charges on behalf of victims, usually using their testimony as evidence of a crime. Despite their practical role, crime victims also have rights throughout the criminal justice process. Sex crime victims deservedly get special treatment because of the traumatic nature of their experiences. Nonetheless, there is no law prohibiting your lawyer from contacting a sex crime victim. In fact, a lawyer or investigator working for the defense should attempt to independently interview the alleged victim and all other material witnesses….

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5 Common Questions About Child Porn

Published: Jan 17, 2018 in Sex Crimes

Child pornography is illegal under Texas and federal law. However, knowing that it is illegal does not automatically explain when you could face charges or not. Considering how intimidating such an accusation of a child pornography offense would be, it is best to know when and how these charges arise. There are many circumstances under which you could wrongly face child pornography charges. Attorney Ned Barnett will carefully review your situation and explain the possibilities of having the charges dismissed, or he will build a strong defense for trial. If…

When Should I Call a Sex Crimes Lawyer?

Published: Dec 27, 2017 in Sex Crimes

Living with a conviction for a sex crime can be very difficult, but merely being accused of a sex offense can turn your life upside down. Given the severity of sex crime punishments in Texas, it is important to have a skilled and determined Houston sex crimes lawyer working for you if you have been charged with such a crime. Attorney Ned Barnett has years of experience helping clients stay out of prison and clear their name, and he understands that the best outcomes come from the cases that allowed…

What Is Importuning?

Published: Dec 20, 2017 in Sex Crimes

Being charged with a sex crime can be devastating, and most people find the legal process for these crimes to be overwhelming and confusing. Your alleged offense may be described as importuning, but this term is certainly foreign to most people. Charges for importuning involve defendants who have supposedly encouraged or solicited a minor to engage in a sexual activity of some kind. Sex offenses involving minors can result in large fines, years in prison, and permanent sex offender status. For these reasons, it is important to seek an experienced…