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19 Jun 2010, 5:22 pm by johntfloyd
Growing Practice of “No Bond” and Unreasonably Harsh Sentences for Some Child Sex Crimes Sparks Judicial Concern By: Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair In July 2006 former President George W. [read post]
19 Apr 2012, 1:31 pm by johntfloyd
Ineffective-Assistance-Of-Trial-Counsel Claims Not Barred From Federal Habeas if Ineffective Counsel at Initial State Habeas Proceeding By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair The U.S. [read post]
22 Jan 2011, 11:09 am by johntfloyd
The Real Reason for Abolition: Texas Poses Greatest Risk of Executing an Innocent By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair For two days in December of last year Harris County Criminal District Court Judge Kevin Fine allowed attorneys representing accused capital murderer John Edward Green to present evidence that the process for carrying out the death penalty in this state is so flawed that it creates an unconstitutional risk that an… [read post]
26 Mar 2010, 3:29 pm by johntfloyd
Continuing Bush’s War on Terror, Obama Continues Policy of Unfettered Presidential Power to Assassinate Americans Abroad and McCain Sponsorsthe Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010 By: Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Sen. [read post]
23 Apr 2009, 7:24 am
Legal Opinions Redefine Torture, Criminal Acts By: Houston Criminal Defense Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair The Bush administration's 2001 declaration of "war on terror" criticallyâ€â [read post]
16 Jan 2012, 10:00 pm
Is Johns-Manville sound in principle? [read post]
23 Oct 2010, 1:42 pm by johntfloyd
Ashcroft to Determine if the Former Attorney General can be Held Responsible for Illegal Arrest and Detention of Muslim Man under Material Witness Statute By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair The U.S. [read post]
16 Oct 2010, 4:37 am by johntfloyd
Freedom of Speech: Conviction for Lying about Medal of Honor Reversed By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair No one likes a liar, a blowhard, or someone who takes credit for something he doesn’t deserve. [read post]
18 Nov 2010, 2:29 am by johntfloyd
Texas Penal Code 21.02, Continuing Sexual Abuse of a Child, Thwarts Long Established Requirement of Unanimous Verdicts By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair It’s been called arguably the second “most serious offense” in the State of Texas: Texas Penal Code 21.02, The Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. [read post]
8 Jun 2010, 2:58 am by johntfloyd
Suspects Must Invoke Rights Unambiguously; Justice Sotomayer Strongly and Forcefully Dissents as High Court Narrows Miranda By: Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Our last post dealt with the prospect that the Obama administration may modify the long-standing “public safety exception” of Miranda v. [read post]
19 Mar 2011, 4:25 pm by johntfloyd
Schocking Allegations Of Sexual Assault In Cleveland, Texas By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Allegations of mass rape have literally ripped apart the social fabric of Cleveland, Texas, a Liberty County community of 7000-plus people just 45 miles north of Houston. [read post]
3 Aug 2010, 8:51 am by johntfloyd
Independent DNA Lab Necessary to Successfully Prosecute Dangerous Criminals and Prevent Wrongful Convictions By: Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Last month we posted a blog about the ever increasing need for an independent crime lab in Harris County. [read post]
1 Dec 2010, 1:16 am by johntfloyd
Anonymous Inside Sources Criticize Harris County District Attorney By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Like all cold and flu medicine, “reform” at the governmental level sometimes gags those resistant to changing practices and policies away from the bad toward the good. [read post]
5 Mar 2009, 3:09 am
The Right Wing and the Council on American-Islamic Relations; No Due Process for the Unindicted By: Houston Criminal Defense Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair What exactly is a un-indicted co-conspirator? [read post]
30 Apr 2011, 8:53 am by johntfloyd
Defense Lawyers Sound Objection to Lesser Included Offense Causes Appellate Mental Madness By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Billy Sinclair The law is rarely ever clearly defined. [read post]
25 Sep 2010, 4:12 am by johntfloyd
Discovery, Brady Rules in Need of Reformation to Prevent Wrongful Convictions By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Last month the Timothy Cole Advisory Panel (“Panel”), which was created by the Texas Legislature in its 2009 session to develop recommendations for the Texas Task Force on Indigent Defense to help prevent wrongful convictions, issued its “report” calling for changes in the state’s eyewitness identification procedures,… [read post]
23 Nov 2008, 8:14 pm
Erasing Criminal Records After Dismissal, Acquittal, Pardon or False Identification By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Criminal Defense Lawyers often get call from potential clients wanting their criminal records expunged/destroyed. [read post]
4 Nov 2010, 2:40 pm by johntfloyd
By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair We wrote about the Curtis Bass case last year (here). [read post]
18 Oct 2007, 11:49 am
Webb's film, "The Search for Count Dante," will chronicle the real-life odyssey of martial arts master John Keehan, a.k.a. [read post]