John Floyd is an 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. 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. Mr. Floyd travels throughout the State of Texas, including Seguin, Guadalupe County, and to federal courts nationwide representing individuals falsely accused of sex crimes.
Federal and State Sex Crimes Lawyer in Seguin and Guadalupe County, Texas
Allegations of sex crimes, especially those involving children, are extremely serious and require representation by a lawyer experienced in defending these difficult cases. Mr. Floyd has over twenty years’ experience defending individuals falsely accused of sex crimes and understands that a thorough investigation and comprehensive pre-trial strategy are essential to preventing wrongful conviction and incarceration for sex crimes.
Sex Crimes Lawyer in Seguin
If you are under investigation for a sexual offense or have been charged in criminal court with a sexual crime in Guadalupe County, you need an expert criminal defense attorney who has experience defending sex cases.
Seguin is the county seat of Guadalupe County, which is the 29th largest of Texas’s 254 counties.
The county’s courthouse is located in the Guadalupe County Justice Center which was opened in 2010 and is the place where all criminal prosecutions are presented, including child sex offenses.
Sex Crimes Lawyer in Guadalupe County, Texas
The Guadalupe County District Attorney’s Office has two seasoned prosecutors over its Family Justice Unit who 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.
Guadalupe County records roughly 95 sexual assaults a year, of which 30 are recorded in Seguin.
As of September 2017, there were 124 registered sex offenders in Guadalupe, 105 of who are registered in Seguin.
Increased Prosecutions Lead to Increase in False Allegations
The DA’s office has ramped up its prosecution of sex offenses, especially those involving children. Earlier this year District Attorney David Willborn referred to child sex offenders as monsters who should be sent to prison forever. This remark came after prosecutors in his Family Justice Unit secured a child sexual assault conviction and a life sentence in the case.
The Guadalupe County district court has responded to the increase in child sex offense prosecutions. Last year a defendant convicted of multiple counts of child sexual assault received a staggering 892-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting 5 children while another received a 70-year term.
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 and other conflicts within the family. Reputable studies reveal that false child sex abuse allegations are made in anywhere from 6 to 35 percent of these cases.
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. Many of these will ultimately prove to be false.
Child protective services personnel conduct approximately 1500 child abuse investigations each year in Guadalupe County, of which only 1 in three are confirmed. Many of the un-confirmed cases involve false sexual abuse allegations.
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. A couple years ago a young Seguin man was given a seven-year prison term for failing to register.
The John T. Floyd Law Firm is committed to not letting a false allegation of child sex abuse 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 Seguin or the surrounding areas in Guadalupe 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 Guadalupe County Courthouse is located at:
Guadalupe County Justice Center
101 E. Court Street
Sequin, TX 78155