Floyd is a recognized expert in criminal law and defends individuals who are under investigation or have been charged with serious allegations involving sex crimes, including those falsely accused of sexual abuse involving children. Floyd travels throughout the State of Texas, including Beaumont, and to federal courts nationwide representing individuals falsely accused of sex crimes.
Do Not Talk to Law Enforcement or Investigators from CPS Without a Lawyer Even if you have done nothing wrong, and have nothing to hide, do not talk to investigators in response to allegations of sex crimes. Even seemingly innocent facts can corroborate false allegations and can be used against you in court. Do not be fooled by police interrogation techniques, get an experienced lawyer first, then consider your best strategy in defending yourself.
Federal Sex Crimes Lawyer: Beaumont, Texas Child sexual abuse allegations carry a stigma that is both frightening and terribly hard to overcome. These allegations are easy to make. Every state and the District of Columbia have laws that identify the professionals doctors, nurses, medical examiners, etc. The ease with which child sexual allegations can be leveled against anyone creates an immediate need to secure counsel experienced in handling these cases.
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 office also has investigators and victim assistance coordinators who work closely with liaisons of the Beaumont Police Department in investigating these cases.
The Jefferson County district courts have responded to this strict prosecution policy in child sex abuse cases with harsh prison sentences and hefty fines. A Beaumont man earlier this year received a year prison term without parole for super aggravated sexual assault of a child. Reputable studies reveal that false child sex abuse allegations are made in anywhere from 6 to 35 percent of these cases.
Most false child sexual abuse allegations are not made by the child, rather by an adult close to the child. Like most counties in Texas, Jefferson County has experienced its share of false child sexual abuse allegations. Take the case of Barry Byars who had false child sexual allegations leveled against him in Beaumont in He was given a year sentence.
The victim recanted the false allegation, and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals vacated his wrongful conviction in There are three types of false child sexual abuse allegations: The allegation is completely false because the offense did not occur, The offense occurred but was committed by someone other than the accused, and The allegation is partially true but mixes descriptions of events that did not happen.
Subsequent investigations established that not only had the couple not abused children, but no crime had ever occurred. If you have a child sexual abuse allegation made against you, you need to know this: Texas has a host of laws that not only prohibit but punish severely any sexual activity between an adult and a child.
Sexual penetration offenses are punished more harshly than sexual contact offenses. Jefferson County records roughly sexual assaults a year, of which are recorded in Beaumont. As of October , there were registered sex offenders in Jefferson County, of who were registered in Beaumont. The Department of Family and Protective Services reported that of the 66, confirmed cases of child abuse in the state in , nearly 6, of them involved sexual offenses.
Many of these ultimately proved to be false. 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. 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. Floyd Law Firm defends against sex offenses throughout the state, and has extensive experience defending against the following child sex crimes: