John T. Floyd represents individuals who have been investigated or charged with serious allegations involving sexual crimes, including those falsely accused of sexual abuse involving children. Mr. Floyd is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a criminal law expert, and is rated as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. Mr. Floyd travels throughout the State of Texas, including Bryan/College Station, and to federal courts nationwide representing individuals falsely accused of sex crimes.
Sex Crimes Lawyer in Bryan and College Station
Allegations of sex crimes, especially those involving children are very serious and require representation by a lawyer experienced in defending these difficult cases.
Federal Sex Crimes Lawyer in Bryan, College Station
College Station is home to Texas A&M University and is the most populous city in Brazos County while Bryan is its county seat. College Station ranks 24 on the list of Texas’s 34 most dangerous cities.
The Brazos County Courthouse is in Bryan and is where criminal prosecutions are presented, including child sex offenses.
Sex Crimes Lawyer in Brazos County, Texas
The Brazos County District Attorney’s Office has 34 employees, some of whom are specially trained in prosecuting cases involving sexual abuse of children.
The Texas Department of Public Safety’s Uniform Crime Report for 2016 found that the number of sex offenses in the state increased by 7.7 percent last year.
Brazos County records approximately 180 sexual assaults each year, of which 120 occur in Bryan and 50 occur in College Station.
Increased Prosecutions Lead to Increase in False Allegations
The DA’s office has ramped up its prosecution of sex offenses, especially those involving children. The DA’s office on its Facebook page has stated its position this way: “We will aggressively pursue child predators, regardless of when the abuse occurred.”
This is evidenced by the fact that as of September 2017, there were 232 registered sex offenders in Brazos County, 158 of who are registered in Bryan and 44 in College Station.
The Brazos County district courts have responded to the increase in child sex offense prosecutions. This year, one defendant received 27 years for indecency with a child while another received a 75-year term for sexual assault of a child.
With increased emphasis on child sex abuse crime prosecutions by the DA’s office, there will be false allegations, especially in divorce proceedings involving contentious child custody disputes. Reputable studies reveal that false child sex abuse allegations are made in anywhere from 6 to 35 percent of these cases.
In 2016, there were a total of 1038 child abuse investigations conducted in Brazos County, of which only 378 could be confirmed. A significant number of these false child abuse reports included false allegations of sex abuse.
Experienced Sex Crimes Trial Lawyer
John T. Floyd has used his extensive experience in child sex abuse cases to write exhaustively about the issue of false allegations in these cases. He has appeared on national news programs to provide expert commentary on high profile sex cases. Mr. Floyd understands how devastating a false child sex abuse allegation can be. The moment the allegation is made, a vicious stigma of guilt attaches that must be quickly, and convincingly, confronted to minimize its life-altering damage.
The John T. Floyd Law Firm defends against sex offenses throughout the state, and has extensive experience defending against the following child sex crimes:
- Criminal Solicitation of a Minor (Under 17)
- Indecency With a Child (Under 17)
- Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student
- Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
- Sexual Performance by a Child
- Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography
Experience Counts in Sex Assault Cases
John T. Floyd is Board Certified in Criminal Law. He has successfully represented hundreds of individuals under investigation for serious sex crimes, often preventing criminal charges from being filed. He has compiled an impressive record of defending and winning many complex sex crimes cases involving false child sex abuse allegations. His success in these cases has been featured in media and newspapers across the State underscoring his stature as a criminal law expert.
The John T. Floyd Law Firm has an experienced staff of investigators and paralegals that provide Mr. Floyd with the factual information and legal data necessary to prepare and present a successful defense, including but not limited to:
- Securing statements that the alleged victim has made prior false sexual abuse allegations;
- Interviewing witnesses, such as teachers and neighbors, about the alleged victim’s truthfulness;
- Compiling client’s military records, criminal history (if any), education records, good character references, witnesses willing to testify for client, and polygraph examination results (if such a test is necessary to undertake);
- A factual summary of the defense to be presented at trial;
- A legal summary of the case law research conducted into relevant issues about the case;
- Results of research into the police officers, forensic interviewers, social workers, and forensic psychologists the prosecution plan to use;
- A detailed summary of interviews conducted with prosecution witnesses; and
- A compilation of all the evidence gathered by defense investigators and experts showing client is not a pedophile.
Sex Offender Registration Brazos County
Conviction of any sex offense requires that the offender register with local law enforcement under both federal and state law thereby placing his name/address in a public registry. This can dramatically alter a person’s life, forever. Securing employment and safe housing become exceedingly difficult. Friends, and even family, tend to drift away. Depression becomes a fixture in a registered sex offender’s life.
Living with sex offender registration is indeed difficult. Failure to fully comply with the sex offender registration requirements can result in a felony prosecution. Depending on the initial conviction that required registration, the punishment may be based on a state jail, third- degree, or second-degree felony.
Brazos County law enforcement utilizes a national-based OffenderWatch service to manage and monitor the whereabouts, conduct, and compliance status of registered county sex offenders. The Brazos County Sheriff’s Department encourages the public to register for the notification tool to monitor their address and neighborhood should a sex offender move within 1 mile.
The John T. Floyd Law Firm is committed to not letting a child sex abuse allegation lead to a conviction and ultimately to sex offender registration.
If you, or a loved one, is under investigation, or has been charged with a child sex abuse offense, it is imperative that you seek legal representation as soon as possible.
The John T. Floyd Law Firm stands ready to travel to and defend against any child sex abuse allegation leveled in Bryan, College Station or the surrounding areas in Brazos County. A free in-office or telephone consultation is available for persons under investigation or charged with a child sex abuse offense. While Mr. Floyd travels to criminal courts throughout Texas, his primary office is in Houston, Texas. All other locations are by appointment only.
We are located at:
4900 Woodway Dr.
Houston, TX 77056
The Brazos County Courthouse is located at:
300 E. 26th Street
Bryan, TX 77803