John T. Floyd has over twenty years’ experience representing individuals accused of the most serious sex crimes. Mr. Floyd is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is rated as a Super Lawyer 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 Huntsville, Texas, and to federal courts nationwide representing individuals falsely accused of sex crimes.
Federal and State Sex Crimes Lawyer in the Huntsville
Allegations of sex crimes, especially those involving children are frightening, especially to those falsely accused, and are very serious and require representation by a lawyer experienced in defending these unusually difficult cases.
If you need an experienced child sex abuse defense attorney in Huntsville, call John Floyd. His primary office is in Houston, but he proudly travels the state defending individuals accused of sex crimes.
Sex Crimes Lawyer Walker County, Texas
The Walker County District Attorney’ Office has six specially trained prosecutors who handle all cases involving sexual abuse of children through its Special Prosecution Unit.
Following recent conviction of a Huntsville school teacher on child sex assault charges, Assistant District Attorney Stephanie Stroud told the local media about the victims: “These girls are scarred for life because of what they to go through at school. They are stuck in a prison every day and he took a normal high school life away from them.”
That sentiment reflects the hardline prosecution policy in these kinds of cases by the Walker County District Attorney’s Office.
Increased Prosecutions Lead to Increase in False Allegations
The DA offices in both counties have ramped up its prosecution of sex offenses, especially those involving children. This is evidenced by the fact that as of September 2017, there were 128 registered sex offenders in Walker County, 92 of who are registered in Huntsville.
The Walker County district court has responded to the increase in child sex offense prosecutions by imposing harsh prison sentences and hefty fines in these cases.
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. The Department of Family and Protective Services reported that of the 66,075 confirmed cases of child abuse in the state in 2016, nearly 6,000 of them involved sexual offenses and many of these proved to be false.
Walker County records roughly 47 sexual assaults a year, of which 37 are recorded in Huntsville. Not all of those charged with these offenses are guilty.
Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer
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.
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 has an experienced staff of investigators and paralegals that provide Mr. Floyd with the 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.
Lifetime Registration for Sex Offenders
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 Walker County Sheriff’s Department utilizes a national-based OffenderWatch service to manage and monitor the whereabouts, conduct, and compliance status of registered county sex offenders. The department, in conjunction with federal authorities, conducts regular investigative sweeps to make sure all offenders are in compliance with their registration conditions.
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 the Huntsville or the surrounding areas in Walker 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
Huntsville is the county seat of Walker County and the home of Sam Houston State University. Walker County has been called one of “most historic” counties in Texas. The first Walker County Courthouse was built in 1848. The current Walker County Courthouse was opened in 1970 and is the place where all criminal prosecutions are presented, including child sex offenses.
The Walker County Courthouse is located at:
1100 University Avenue #208
Huntsville, TX 77340