Criminal Defense Lawyer John T. 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 has over twenty years’ experience defending individuals accused of sex crimes and is an expert in criminal law. He 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 Nacogdoches, and to federal courts nationwide representing individuals falsely accused of sex crimes.
Federal and State Sex Crimes Lawyer in the Nacogdoches County, Texas
Allegations of sex crimes, especially those involving children, are frightening and very serious. A successful defense requires experience and a specific knowledge of these types of prosecutions. Mr. Floyd is experienced in defending these difficult cases and is often finds a successful strategy in cases that others thought hopeless.
Sex Crimes Lawyer in Nacogdoches
If you are under investigation or have been charged with a sex crime in Nacogdoches, you should know this:
The Nacogdoches County District Attorney’ Office has specially trained prosecutors who handle all 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. 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.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services confirm less than 1 out of every five child sexual assaults reported.
Nacogdoches County records roughly 33 sexual assaults a year, of which 17 are recorded in Nacogdoches. Not all of those charged with these offenses are guilty.
Increased Prosecutions Lead to Increase in False Allegations
The DA 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 176 registered sex offenders in Nacogdoches County, 117 of who are registered in Nacogdoches.
The Nacogdoches County district court has responded to the increase in child sex offense prosecutions. A defendant was recently given a 10-year prison term for a child sex offense allegedly committed 20 years ago and another defendant was sentenced to life without parole for continuous sexual assault of a child.
Sex Crimes Lawyer in Nacogdoches County Texas
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 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.
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 the Nacogdoches or the surrounding areas in Nacogdoches 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 Nacogdoches County Courthouse is located at:
101 W. Main St., #170
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Nacogdoches, the Oldest Town in Texas, is the county seat of Nacogdoches County which is known as the “Capital of the Texas Forest Country.
The Nacogdoches County Courthouse was opened in 1958 and is currently under renovation.