Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer
Serving You With Two Decades of Experience
Are you facing criminal charges? This can be a terrifying situation, but it does not need to be a hopeless one. With the support and guidance of a reliable criminal defense lawyer, you can take the necessary steps toward effectively and aggressively defending your legal rights. If your freedom is on the line, then it is simply not the time to entrust your future to inexperienced or apathetic hands; there is too much on the line. I, Attorney Ned Barnett, understand this. I have seen the ramifications that can stem from a criminal conviction, and you can be confident that I will do everything possible to ensure that I help you avoid that situation.
With an impressive court record and a hard-earned reputation as a trial attorney, I have proven my mettle time and time again. When I work on your case, I bring with me over 20 years of experience, both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. This unique perspective will allow me to give you the comprehensive knowledge and hard-hitting tactics that I know will give me the best possible chance of success in your case.
How My Firm Can Help You: Areas of Practice
If you are currently struggling with a criminal charge, then it is important to realize that you are not alone. Even though the situation might appear daunting, there is hope and there is help to assist in protecting your legal rights. At my firm, I am personally invested in every case and work exhaustively to give my clients sophisticated and professional legal advice. For example, should you be facing charges pertaining to a sex crime, you will be able to trust that you are in capable and experienced hands.
I have seen these cases frontward and backward and know the techniques of defense to use to help my clients protect their freedom. In these delicate cases, such as those involving sexual abuse,
sexual assault, I am fully aware of the consequencesof a conviction and will therefore fight tooth and nail to help my clients defend their freedom and good name. I also represent clients who are facing charges relating to sex crimes that involve children, such as aggravated sexual assault of a child,
indecency with a child,
child pornography, and
sex with a minor. These are unique cases and should only be handled by the most experienced attorneys. I feel strongly that you must be confident knowing that you have hired the most knowledgeable lawyer available to provide you with a comprehensive defense.
At my firm, I have also proven my mettle defending against DWI charges — I know just how severe
DWI penalties can be and I will do everything that I can to combat the possibility of conviction. Should you be facing a charge of this nature, I will do everything possible to either get the charges dismissed, reduced, or get a not guilty verdict. Even in cases involving
felony DWI, or
intoxicated manslaughter, I can be trusted to provide a high-quality defense.
Beyond these areas of practice, I am also available to help clients who are being accused of drug crimes (such as
distribution), as well as clients who are interested in
expungement or those who are currently being charged with a
federal crime. Even in cases involving
white collar crimes,
violent crimes, and
theft crimes, I can be trusted to bring my high level of care to your case.
Criminal Defense FAQ
In the wake of an arrest or the discovery that you are under investigation for any type of crime, you likely have a number of questions. What should you do now? Do you need a lawyer at this point? Are you going to go to jail? Having these questions answered immediately can bring you peace of mind and can help you take the right approach to your case in order to begin working toward a positive result. With my experience in this field and my commitment to personalized client service, I am always happy to answer my clients' questions in person or over the phone. I offer straightforward answers that are applicable to their unique situations. I have also created a frequently asked questions section that includes answers to some common questions about criminal charges and criminal defense in general.
Vigorous Criminal Defense Lawyer in Houston
More than just promises, I can offer you a track record that will back up my word. For example, I am Board Certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. While you might assume all criminal defense lawyers are required to have this level of legal specialization, that is simply not true. This is a rare quality to find in a criminal defense attorney and it is one that should be valued as a mark of a high-caliber lawyer. With qualifications such as this, I have shown that I have a thorough and in-depth background that allows me to offer trustworthy legal assistance.
Moreover, I have shown that I have valuable experience beyond what can be learned by extensively studying the law as I have. I have the personal touch that allows me to truly get to know my clients and protect their best interests. For this reason, I was nominated as a "Top Lawyer for the People" by H Texas Magazine. This displays my deep commitment to serving my clients, something that I have always held and taken great pride in as the core of my practice. I know that my clients are the heart of what I do. If I represent you, you can trust that I will never waiver from this dedication to offering personalized representation — one client and one victory at a time.
Don't wait! Contact an attorney today!
If you are currently struggling with a criminal prosecution or are being investigated, or if a loved one is facing criminal charges, then I encourage you to contact my firm today. With a background in prosecution — both at the state and federal level — and a thorough understanding of the criminal defense process, I will do everything that I can to help you achieve your desired result. I will call upon my vast resources and utilize every aspect of my experience to craft the strongest possible defense for your case.
Even if your case seems hopeless and the circumstances daunting, I will not be deterred. From pre-trial strategy to tenaciously arguing your case in front of a jury or judge at trial, I always strive for excellence. You can trust that I will continue to do so in my efforts to assist you. Your decision in whom you choose to represent you could be the most important decision you make in your criminal case. Make sure it isn't a decision you regret. I am here to help. If you are facing serious criminal charges and are in need of serious defense, contact the Law Offices of Ned Barnett.
I am also proud to help clients who reside in Galveston.