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Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer John T. Floyd is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been rated as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters in its prestigious list of Top Lawyers in Texas. He defends individuals and businesses under investigation or charged with serious criminal activity before criminal courts in Houston, throughout the State of Texas and in Federal Courts Nationwide.
Mr. Floyd has been providing high-end criminal defense services to clients in federal and state courts for over twenty years. Outside the courtroom, he has been featured on national television and radio programs as an expert on criminal law, including Fox News, Hannity & Colmes, NPR and the BBC. He has also been selected as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers practicing criminal defense for eight consecutive years by HTexas Magazine and was named to Newsweek’s Leading Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2014. He can be heard regularly on Houston’s iHeartRadio Channel 93.7, providing legal commentary on current affairs.
John Floyd has published over 500 legal articles about criminal law and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Texas Monthly, the American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, and other publications across the country. John Floyd has written extensively about prosecutorial and police misconduct, federal criminal law and sentencing and the harsh consequences that follow felony convictions.
Having seen countless innocent Americans charged with crimes they did not commit and exonerated after decades in prison, Mr. Floyd has dedicated himself to defending individuals who have been accused of crimes, zealously protecting their rights and preventing wrongful conviction and incarceration. The criminal defense attorneys at our firm take nothing for granted. Every possible detail is investigated, researched, and analyzed by Mr. Floyd and his experienced team of professionals before a specific criminal defense strategy is developed.
The John T Floyd Law Firm’s high-end boutique approach to representing its clients allows it to dedicate the time and attention necessary to achieve the best possible outcome under the circumstances.
John T. Floyd is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is rated as a Super Lawyer by the prestigious rating service of Thomson–Reuters, distinguishing him as a lawyer who has attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Mr. Floyd takes great pride in leading his premier criminal defense litigation firm, which focuses exclusively on successfully defending Individuals and businesses accused of serious crimes in Houston, throughout the State of Texas and in Federal Court across the United States. Mr. Floyd’s experience, determination, and talent have earned him national attention, and today he is widely acknowledged as one the leading authorities in both federal and Texas criminal law.
When it comes to your freedom and future, you should not take chances by working with anyone but an experienced, confident, and aggressive criminal defense attorney. Mr. Floyd has been providing high-quality criminal defense to clients accused of state and federal crimes for more than two decades, often trying difficult and seemingly hopeless cases with success. To discuss your situation with Mr. Floyd contact the John T. Floyd Law Firm in Houston and begin devising a powerful strategy for your defense.
John T. Floyd is not a former prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney. He has never worked for the government or prosecuted a case against an accused. He never simply agrees with the prosecution’s theory of the case or assumes his client’s guilt. Mr. Floyd strongly believes in the principals of the Constitution of the United States of America, which puts the burden of proof on the government to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Even in the most unpopular or scandalous high profile cases, Mr. Floyd will stand proudly beside his client and put the government to its burden, often achieving success in cases that initially seemed hopeless. He began his legal career in 1994 as a criminal defense attorney and over the past twenty years has built a successful practice devoted exclusively to high-end criminal defense work. It is the goal of the John T. Floyd Law Firm to be the best lawyers in the courtroom and to maintain an unquestionable reputation for professional excellence.
He has been featured on national television and radio programs as an expert on criminal law; including Fox News, Hannity & Colmes and NPR and world wide on BBC. He has also been selected as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers practicing criminal defense for seven consecutive years by HTexas Magazine and was named to Newsweek’s Leading Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2014.
Regardless of whether it is a serious misdemeanor or a federal felony, a conviction for any kind serious criminal offense carries severe, life-altering consequences. In addition to harsh penalties such as incarceration and steep fines, a criminal conviction may leave a crippling stain on your permanent record. A criminal record can prevent you from securing federal and state licenses necessary for employment or for the continued existence of your business.
To avoid the devastating consequences that follow a criminal conviction, you need expert defense attorney, who can dedicate time and attention to your situation. John T. Floyd has successfully represented clients facing a comprehensive range of federal and state charges, including:
Crimes that result in charges from the federal government are serious. If you find yourself accused with a federal crime, you need someone who understands how the federal court system works. Don't put your life in the hands of a criminal defense lawyer who only works in the state courts. You need an expert. John T. Floyd is a criminal law expert and is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
White collar crimes are distinguishable by allegations of deceit, concealment, or violation of trust, and are not dependent upon the application or threat of physical force or violence. Such acts are committed by individuals or organizations to obtain money, property, or services; to avoid the payment or loss of money or services; or to secure personal or business advantage.
Typically involving millions or even billions of dollars of alleged losses. Due to the convoluted nature of fraud and embezzlement cases, the government relies heavily on circumstantial, tenuous, and hearsay evidence to make their case.
Health care fraud has long been, and continues to be, a serious problem in the nation’s health care industry. Now, with passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and more government involvement in the delivery of medical care, the government is taking health care fraud more seriously than ever before and stepping up both criminal and civil investigations involving health care providers.
Felony drug trafficking charges carry harsh penalties. Anyone under investigation for a federal or state drug trafficking charge should contact an attorney immediately.
All constitutional rights are limited. This includes the Second Amendment’s right “to keep and bear arms.” This has always been the case. One significant limitation of the right to bears arms is the almost universally accepted prohibition against convicted felons possessing firearms.
Nothing, other that the Government’s "War on Terror," rivals the budget and man-power dedicated to this Country’s "War on Drugs." Whether the drug in question is marijuana, prescription pills, or any other type of controlled substance, drug crimes are subject to severe punishments on both
Allegations involving sexual assault, especially those involving children, are extremely serious and should be undertaken only by lawyers experienced in dealing with the unique circumstances and complicated legal issues often presented in these cases.
John T. Floyd has over twenty years’ experience defending individuals suspected or accused of serious crimes involving child pornography. He is a noted expert on issues related to child pornography, online solicitation and sex crimes involving children and has been featured in media throughout the country for his unique experience advocating for the falsely accused.
Immigration charges can be tough cases to beat, with only 4 percent of immigration offense defendants escaping conviction when prosecuted in federal courts. With the chances of conviction so high, individuals or businesses facing immigration crimes charges require the best defense
After being convicted of a crime, an individual has 30 days in Texas and 14 days in federal court to file a notice of appeal. John T. Floyd has years of experience in both Texas and federal appellate courts, and has helped numerous clients successfully file appeals and fight their convictions.
Murder and homicide crimes are often the most serious charges that an accused will face, especially before the state court. People convicted of murder often get lengthy terms of imprisonment, if not the ultimate penalty, death. No one should have to face these kinds of charges without an
Sexual Assault, Harris County/Felony Assault Family Member, Galveston County.
Our Client was facing multiple felony charges in several counties from the same plaintiff. Facing serious felony prison sentences, we left no stone un-turned. The prosecutors had to give way and dismiss all the charges from all of the counties.
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Under 14, Harris County
Our client was a medical student who was facing horrendous allegations from his troubled, drug addicted sister. In the end, Mr. Floyd proved that she was simply not credible in front of the grand jury. No- Billed (Grand Jury declined to indict).
Alleged Sex Crime
Our client was charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, indecency with a child, and sexual assault of a child. They faced 25 to 99 years, or life, in prison for the continuous sexual abuse of a child charge, 2 to 20 years of prison for the indecency with a child, and the sexual assault of a child charges. Mr. Floyd tried the case in front of a jury and they deadlocked. Mistrial. Following the mistrial, the state offered a deferred adjudication probation, which was refused by the client, who Mr. Floyd believed was not guilty. The state dismissed all charges prior to second trial.
Our client was charged with three counts of indecency with a child and one count of burglary of a habitation for the purpose of committing a sex crime. They faced 2 to 20 years in prison for each count of indecency with a child and 5 to 99 years or life for the burglary charge. Mr. Floyd took the case to trial, resulting in a hung jury. The court granted a mistrial. The State offered a 5 year period of deferred adjudication afterward.
Client facing life in prison, he received 10 years probation in case involving three child victims. Two other cases of murder dismissed.
Client was involved in an altercation with his better half that resulted in allegations of a belt and scissors being used in ways they were not necessarily intended. The allegations were shown to be untrustworthy and the case was dismissed. Client was facing felony prison time that would have been enhanced due to his prior record. If convicted, prison was imminent.
A good Samaritan intervened in a car burglary and stabbed the burglary suspect in the back. Our client struck the good Samaritan on the head with a firearm, not realizing that the good Samaritan was trying to detain the burglary suspect. The District Attorney handling the matter refused to do the right thing and dismiss the matter until we pushed the case to trial. Knowing that we would not back down, she finally relented with a dismissal. Our client was on probation for felony possession of marijuana so a plea or conviction of any kind would have certainly resulted in significant prison time.
Client charged with killing victim in alcohol-fueled drug deal gone bad. He faced life in prison. After preparing for trial and arguing a pre-trial motion to dismiss, our client was offered probation on the lesser charge of Aggravated Assault Serious Bodily Injury.
Harris County. Client facing life in prison, case dismissed.
Harris County. Officers in full riot/swat gear burst into our client’s business and attacked employees and customers in search of drugs that they ‘knew’ he was hiding after following one of his clients (a person know to authorities to be a drug dealer) to and from his business. Client willingly showed authorities his personal use drug stash and he was
Directed Verdict of Not Guilty during Jury Trial. In this case our client operated a therapy center for medical rehabilitation. After the prosecution rested its case, we successfully argued a motion for instructed verdict on the basis that the state had completely failed to prove an essential element of their case. The judge agreed and ordered the jury to return a verdict of not guilty.
2 cases of Possession of Child Pornography, Harris County. Client facing 20 years, case dismissed.
Our client was downloading large amounts of pornography and accidentally acquired images alleged to be child pornography. After facing serious charges and potentially serious time in prison, our team worked overtime to find the truth and ensure justice. Because of our efforts, prosecutors dismissed the charges because there was no way our client could have known he was in possession of illegal pornographic material.
Montgomery County case. Individual charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, indecency with a child, and sexual assault of a child. Individual faced 25 to 99 years, or life, in prison for the continuous sexual abuse of a child charge, and 2 to 20 years of prison for the indecency with a child and the sexual assault of a child charges. Mr. Floyd tried the case to a jury and the jury deadlocked. Mistrial. The state offered a deferred adjudication probation, which was refused by client, who Mr. Floyd believed was not guilty. The state dismissed of all charges prior to second trial.
Montgomery County case. Individual charged with three counts of indecency with a child and one count of burglary of a habitation for the purpose of committing a sex crime. Individual faced 2 to 20 years of prison for each count of indecency with a child and 5 to 99 years or life for the burglary charge. Mr. Floyd tried the case to a jury and they deadlocked and court granted a Mistrial. The State offered a 5 year deferred adjudication afterward.
Probation granted when government argued 24 months of imprisonment.
Sentenced released on time served after 17 months when the government argued for 84-month sentence.
Drug Conspiracy, El Paso.
After facing serious charges, our team achieved an acquittal for our client after a retrial of cocaine allegations.
Harris County. No-Billed (Grand Jury declined to indict). A medical student with an entire lifetime in front of him. Our client was facing horrendous allegations from his troubled and drug addicted sister. In the end, she was simply not credible and the grand jury made the right call.
Galveston County. All Cases Dismissed in All Counties. Facing multiple felony charges in several counties from the same crazy girlfriend the prosecutors in both counties set our client free. If the felony prison consequences were not so serious the charges would be comical. We handled them as seriously as we do all of our clients’ cases and left no stone unturned. The prosecutors had to give way and dismiss all the charges.
Harris County. No-Billed (Grand Jury refused to indict based on insufficient evidence). In this case the client was charged in two criminal complaints of sexual assault of his sister. After we conducted an extensive investigation, it was determined that allegations were false. Our investigation was presented to the grand jury and the case was no-billed. Client was released from custody without additional charges.
Harris County. Dismissed. Client was accused of all kinds of behavior that he was physically incapable of. The charges were eventually dismissed.
Possession of a Controlled Substance, Harris County. Dismissed. Client was arrested in regards to an attempted murder of a police officer and possession of a large quantity of drugs. She was placed on a Deferred Adjudication for Possession of a Controlled Substance at the recommendation of her Court appointed attorney. We were hired when she got into trouble while on probation and Motion to Adjudicate had been filed seeking to revoke her probation. We were able to get the original case DISMISSED as well as the Motion to Adjudicate and she was immediately released from jail.
Possession of a Controlled Substance, Harris County. Dismissed. Officers in full riot/swat gear burst into our client’s business and attacked employees and customers in search of drugs that they ‘knew’ he was hiding after following one of his clients (a person know to authorities to be a drug dealer) to and from his business. Client willingly showed authorities his personal use drug stash and he was subsequently arrested. Law enforcement had no right to search and no warrant to search and therefore the prosecutor was forced to dismiss the charges.
Possession of a Controlled Substance, Harris County. Dismissed. Accused of possession of a very rare drug known as DMT (Dimethyltryptamine), heroin, and marijuana…our client was in serious trouble and already had a criminal history before hiring us. The officers very kindly left the camera in the patrol car running during the entire stop which showed that they began to search the client’s car before completing the purpose of their original stop. As such, it was an illegal search and therefore a suppression of all the drugs was imminent and the prosecutor dismissed the case.
If your business is under a criminal regulatory investigation by SEC, FBI, FTC, Texas Texas Attorney General or Texas State Securities Board or you are facing serious criminal charges at a state or federal level, John T. Floyd has the experience, talent, and professional dedication you need to achieve a favorable outcome in your case. As your attorney, Mr. Floyd promises to zealously represent you within the legal and ethical bounds of the legal profession to protect your rights, your livelihood and your freedom.
With John T. Floyd in your corner, you will have a trusted advocate who can thoroughly investigate your case to prevent criminal charges, zealously advocate for dismissal of charges, successfully fight your case before a jury, or, in the proper circumstance, argue to reduce the charges to something that can be considered a victory.
Whether your business is under investigation for intentional regulatory violations or you are under investigation for a serious criminal allegation or have been charged with a criminal offense in Houston, anywhere in the State of Texas or in a Federal Court Nationwide, contact the John T. Floyd Law Firm as soon as possible. Mr. Floyd will immediately meet with you to discuss your situation, and determine the immediate course of action to start protecting your freedom, future, and reputation. Contact John T. Floyd today by calling 713-224-0101 or emailing him directly at email@example.com for a prompt and confidential response.
Texas criminal defense attorney John T. Floyd is Board Certified in Criminal Law and respected nationally as one of the leading authorities in state and federal criminal law. For over twenty(20) years, he has excelled in provided successful representation to businesses and individual clients in Houston, throughout the State of Texas and in Federal Courts Nationwide.
The John T. Floyd Law Firm proudly represents clients charged with serious criminal offenses before all criminal courts in the State of Texas, including the courts in Houston (Harris County), Conroe (Montgomery County), Richmond (Ft. Bend County), Galveston, Angleton (Brazoria County), Beaumont, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Midland, Waco, Del Rio, Lufkin, Texarkana, Tyler, Sherman, Lubbock, Brownsville, McAllen Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Ft. Worth and all counties in between.
Mr. Floyd also travels to federal Courts throughout the United States including the federal courts in Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport.