John T. Floyd is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is rated as a Super Layer by Thomson Reuters. He is a recognized expert in criminal law and defends individuals who have been investigated or charged with serious allegations involving sexual crimes, including those falsely accused of sexual abuse involving children. Mr. Floyd travels throughout the State of Texas, including Galveston, and to federal courts nationwide representing individuals falsely accused of sex crimes.
Federal and State Sex Crimes Lawyer in Galveston, League City and Galveston County, Texas
Allegations of sex crimes, especially those involving children are frightening and very serious and require representation by a lawyer experienced in defending these difficult cases.
Sex Crimes Lawyer in Galveston, League City and Galveston County, Texas
If you need an experienced child sex abuse attorney, you need to know this:
League City is the most populous city in Galveston County while Galveston is its county seat. Galveston ranks number 11 on the FBI’s list for the ten most dangerous cities in the state.
The Galveston County Courthouse is located in the Galveston County Justice Center which was opened in 2006. This where all criminal prosecutions are presented, including child sex offenses.
Sex Crimes Lawyer in Galveston, League City and Galveston County Texas
The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office, also located in the Galveston County Justice Center, has prosecutors 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.
Galveston County recorded 214 sexual assaults in 2016, of which 94 occurred in Galveston and 52 occurred in League City.
Increased Prosecutions Lead to Increase in False Allegations
The DA’s office has ramped up its prosecution of sex offenses, especially those involving children. This is evidenced by the fact that as of September 2017, there were 540 registered sex offenders in Galveston County, 188 of who are registered in Galveston and 33 in League City.
The Galveston County district courts have responded to the increase in child sex offense prosecutions. This year, one 60-year-old defendant with no criminal record was given a 28-year sentence for a child sex offense while 78-year-old defendant was given a life sentence for indecency with a child offense.
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 290,111 child abuse reports made to law enforcement and child protective services in Galveston County, of which only 108,165 could be confirmed. A significant number of these false child abuse reports included false allegations of sex abuse.
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.
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.
Life Time Sex Registration
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.
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 Galveston, League City or the surrounding areas in Galveston 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 Galveston County Courthouse is located at:
600 59th Street
Galveston, TX 77550
The Federal Court House in Galveston is located at:
601 25th Street
Galveston, Texas 77550