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Arrested in a Harris County Sting? 5 Things to Keep in Mind

Published: Oct 05, 2020 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

In September 2020, a collaborative human trafficking sting operation between 23 agencies dubbed “Operation Patriot,” made 46 arrests across Harris County and neighboring areas over a span of four days. Of those charged, many were suspected human traffickers and sex buyers, commonly called “johns.” Some were charged with felonies related to human trafficking, as well as prostitution, promotion of prostitution, and felony drug charges. These situations are highly volatile and unsuspecting people often get caught up in situations they did not appreciate. If you were arrested in an online sting…

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…

Can You Be Convicted of a Sex Crime if You Didn’t Know Their Age?

Published: Sep 11, 2020 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

People lie about their age all the time. For older adults, it may be satisfying to pass as younger. For adolescents, the opposite might be true. Some teenagers naturally look older than their age, while others dress and groom themselves to look over 18. However, what may be cool or exciting to a young person can be devastating to you. If you become romantically or sexually involved with someone much younger than you thought, you could find yourself facing criminal charges. If you are questioned or arrested for a sex…

Woman at a Computer Wondering, "Will I be Fired if I’m Accused of a Sex Crime?"

Can You Get Fired for Being Accused of a Sex Crime?

Published: Sep 04, 2020 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

A sex crime accusation can jeopardize every aspect of your life. Even if it doesn’t lead to a conviction, sex offense allegations can damage your reputation, your relationships, and your livelihood. Many people ask us, “can I be fired if I’m accused of a sex crime?” But no single answer applies. What always holds true is that you can decrease the likelihood of losing your job if you fight the case and retain an experienced Houston sex crimes attorney as soon as you learn of the allegations. By working with…

What is Deviate Sexual Intercourse in Texas?

What is Deviate Sexual Intercourse in Texas?

Published: Aug 09, 2020 in Sex Crimes

While some Texas sex crimes like sexual assault and child pornography are commonly understood, others aren’t as recognizable. For example, deviant sexual intercourse charges can come as a serious shock to the accused. However, it’s important to understand what’s being alleged if you are to defend yourself. If you find yourself charged with deviate sexual intercourse or any sex crime in Houston, you need an experienced and committed defense lawyer pursuing the best possible outcome. To that end, call the Law Offices of Ned Barnett at (713) 222-6767 for a…