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Can the Police Confiscate My Computer?

Published: Jun 15, 2020 in Child Sex Crimes, Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

There are two reasons for law enforcement to confiscate your computer: collection of evidence, or civil asset forfeiture. If the police are investigating you for fraud, child pornography, or any crime where evidence might be found on your computer, the police may seize your computer. But remember that a warrant is almost always required to do so. If you’re facing criminal charges in Houston and a computer or other electrnc device is being used as evidence, contact a criminal defense lawyer from The Law Offices of Ned Barnett at (713)…

Houston Child Porn Charges: How People Get Caught

Published: May 08, 2020 in Child Sex Crimes, Criminal Defense, Federal Crimes, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Child pornography investigations in Harris County often involve a combination of federal, state, and local law enforcement. The involvement of several agencies happens because of the seriousness of the charges, and because child pornography rings often cross state lines and even international borders. For instance, a 2013 international child pornography investigation known as Project Spade resulted in the arrest of over 350 people in 50 countries. Nowadays, Hoston police rely more and more on technology in child porn investigations – particularly file-sharing networks. If you are accused of possessing or…

Will the Weinstein Verdict Change Sexual Assault Prosecutions?

Published: Apr 06, 2020 in Sex Crimes

In February 2020, a jury found Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein guilty of two felony counts: criminal sexual assault in the first degree and rape in the third degree. The jury determined Weinstein would be confined to custody immediately while awaiting sentencing. In March, the judge sentenced him to 23 years in prison, and on March 18th, he was transferred to a state prison in New York. The Weinstein verdict was a relief to many and stunning to others. More than 100 women came forward with statements of sexual misconduct allegedly…

Accused of Sexual Assault in the Workplace?

Accused of Sexual Assault in the Workplace?

Published: Mar 05, 2020 in Sex Crimes

Workplace sex offense cases are complicated. Sometimes your accuser is most concerned with an internal investigation and seeing you fired. Other circumstances, such as if a coworker accuses you of rape, will lead to a law enforcement investigation. Whether or not allegations of sexual assault in the workplace have been brought up internally only or to the police, you should hire an experienced Houston sex crimes lawyer immediately. Your career, reputation, and freedom are at stake. Contact The Law Offices of Ned Barnett online or call (713) 222-6767. We offer…

Man in Prison Uniform Answering Questions about Sex Crimes Cases

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…