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8 Jul 2009, 3:15 pm
Louisiana; Suspects in Criminal Investigations Must Invoke Right to Counsel and Remain Silent, Even if Represented by Counsel By: Houston Criminal Defense Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Former U.S. [read post]
21 Sep 2010, 11:03 pm by johntfloyd
Requirement That Interrogations Be Recorded Is the Best Way To Preserve Integrity Of Confessions By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair The New York-based Innocence Project reports that as of September 10, 2010 there have been 258 DNA exonerations in this country. [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]
2 Mar 2011, 3:03 pm by johntfloyd
Texas Legislature Pushing to Allow Concealed Guns on College Campuses, Penalties for Felon in Possession Increase By Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair The Texas Legislature appears poised to join Utah in enacting legislation that would allow guns on college campuses (an issue rejected in 23 other states). [read post]
8 Mar 2011, 3:42 am by johntfloyd
Sentencing Guidelines, Mandatory Minimums, Safety Valve Encourage Snitches, Promote False Testimony, Prevent Just Sentences By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Anytime a new penal statute uses the term “reform” you can take to it the bank that the result will produce just the opposite; that its objective to correct a perceived and politically charged threat will, more than likely than not, harvest a new crop of worse injustices. [read post]
12 Aug 2009, 10:36 am
By: Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair That the Houston City Police Department's Crime Lab was a lawless, rogue unit serving the "convict at any costs" philosophy of the Harris County District Attorney's Office during the Johnny Holmes and Charles "Chuck" Rosenthal administrations, between 1980 and 2005, is no longer a subject of serious debate. [read post]
22 Mar 2010, 10:13 am by johntfloyd
Federal Judges Split on Issue of Restitution in Possession of Child Pornography Cases By: Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Her name is “Amy.” [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]
8 Jan 2009, 4:28 pm
Reasonable Doubt; Foundation of a Free Society By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Mr. [read post]
1 May 2010, 2:37 pm by johntfloyd
By: Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair The postpartum depression debate has awakened once again in Harris County in the case of Narjes Modarresi, who is accused of killing her two-month old son. [read post]
29 Jan 2012, 11:15 am by johntfloyd
Evidentiary Privileges in the American Legal System By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Writing in the Pittsburgh Law Review, University of California Law Professor Edward J. [read post]
18 Jul 2012, 3:10 pm by johntfloyd
By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Brandi Grissom, writing in the July 5, 2012 edition of the Texas Tribune, reported that 25 percent of the 86 criminal convictions overturned in the State of Texas between 1989 and 2011 involved some form of prosecutorial mistake or misconduct. [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]
5 Oct 2009, 9:46 am
Governor's abrupt Dismissal of Chairman, Two Members of Texas Forensic Science Commission on Eve of Hearing Smacks of Political Cover-up By: Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair It is one thing for a governor to have possibly presided over the execution of an innocent man but quite another for that governor to effectively shut down an official investigation into whether the forensic evidence used convict the man was reliable. [read post]
17 Sep 2009, 9:02 am
The Philosophy of Convict at any Cost Continues in Harris County By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Dr. [read post]
30 Oct 2008, 9:44 am
Flawed, Suggestive Photo Lineups Resulting in Eyewitness Misidentification and Wrongly Convicted By: Houston Criminal Defense Attorney John T. [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]
25 Jun 2010, 12:47 am by johntfloyd
Freedom of Speech and Association By: Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Founded in 1974, the Partiya Karkeran Kurdistan (PKK) was established as a Marxist-Leninist insurgent group composed of Turkish Kurds who formed to seek Kurdish independence from Turkey. [read post]
23 Jan 2012, 11:20 am by johntfloyd
Confessions after Illegal Search Should be Suppressed if Influenced by Underlying Illegality, Violation of Forth Amendment By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair There are primarily two types of unlawful confessions: custodial confessions obtained in violation of the Fifth Amendment and confessions obtained as products of an illegal search in violation of the Fourth Amendment. [read post]
27 Jul 2013, 9:10 am by John Floyd
The John T Floyd Law Firm represents individuals charged with serious criminal charges in state and federal courts in Houston, throughout Texas and nationwide. [read post]