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5 Apr 2009, 2:34 pm
Successful Batson Challenge Reveals Racial Discrimination in Harris County Jury Selection By: Houston Criminal Defense Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Assistant District Attorneys Mark Donnelly and Rifian Newaz are considered seasoned, professional prosecutors by their colleagues in the Harris County District Attorney's Office. [read post]
30 Oct 2010, 1:02 am by johntfloyd
Charles Sebesta Sent Innocent Man to Death Row for 18 Years By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair A recent Iowa State University study, conducted by sociology professor Matt DeLisi, found that the total cost to society for a single murder in the United States is $17.25 million. [read post]
6 Jul 2009, 11:06 am
Inadmissible Evidence under 608(b) of the Texas Rules of Evidence May be Admissible under 613(b), Rule 412 or Confrontation Clause By: Houston Criminal Defense Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair A Harris County federal jury recently awarded $5 million to George Rodriquez for the 17 years he spent in the Texas prison system after being wrongfully convicted of the rape of a 14-year-old girl. [read post]
7 Sep 2010, 11:34 pm by johntfloyd
Legislature Willing to Lessen Constitutional Protections to Appease Mothers Against Drunk Driving By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair For the past fifteen years the State of Texas either led the nation or ranked in the top five states in DWI fatalities. [read post]
20 Sep 2008, 8:31 am
Fifth Circuit Orders Acquittal in 1964 Mississippi Murder Case, Cold Case Initiative Fails, Statute of Limitation Prevails By:  Houston Criminal Defense Attorney John T. [read post]
5 Mar 2012, 2:04 pm by johntfloyd
Protecting Attorney Client Relationship, Privileged Information from Government Subpoena By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair The attorney work-product and the attorney-client privilege are often confused with each other. [read post]
7 Oct 2009, 3:32 pm
Another Not Guilty:  Client Falsely Accused of Indecency with Child Acquitted After Trial by Jury By: Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer John Floyd Every prospective juror summoned to court for jury duty in a criminal case is questioned by counsel for the State and defendant as to his/her willingness to follow the law as given by the judge at the conclusion of the trial. [read post]
29 Jul 2009, 10:09 am
Child Pornography and Exploitation By:  Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Neighbors say the couple that lived in the $1 million home in the 11100 block of South Country Squire Road were "the sweetest on the block" who brought cakes to the new home owners that moved into the exclusive neighborhood. [read post]
11 Nov 2010, 1:09 am by johntfloyd
Unindicted Co-Conspirator in Holy Land Appeals Case in Fight to Clear Name By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, formerly the nation’s largest Islamic charity organization based in Dallas, Texas, and seven of its leaders were indicted in 2007 with providing “material support” to a terrorist organization, primarily to Hamas. [read post]
25 May 2010, 1:07 am by johntfloyd
By: Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair The United States Supreme Court finally addressed for the first time a long debated issue: whether juveniles can be sentenced to life without parole (“LWOP”), a sentence normally reserved for the very worst offenders. [read post]
14 Jan 2009, 4:24 pm
Client Falsely Accused of Child Sexual Abuse Wins Second Acquittal Against Determined Public Integrity Unit Prosecutor By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair In early 2008 the Harris County District Attorney's Office launched an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of inmates housed at a county detention facility. [read post]
9 Jan 2011, 3:57 pm by johntfloyd
Government Avoids 4th Amendment Requirement of Probable Cause By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair In 1970 it was discovered by a gentleman named Christopher H. [read post]
10 Aug 2012, 10:12 am by johntfloyd
By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair During the initial minutes of Saturday, July 21, 2012, and only moments after the commencement of a special midnight showing of the Batman movie, Dark Night Rises, James Holmes, armed with an arsenal of weapons and dressed body armor, walked into the Century 16 Theater in Aurora, Colorado, announced the Joker was present, and began indiscriminately shooting moviegoers. [read post]
8 May 2009, 11:44 pm
The rule of law prevails over the demands of politics By: Houston Criminal Defense Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair In the wake of the Obama administration's release of the "terror memos" and the political firestorm the release generated, the president has instructed U.S. [read post]
31 Aug 2010, 12:55 am by johntfloyd
Tunnel Vision By Investigators and Prosecutors Convicts, Imprisons the Innocent By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Last year we blogged about the tragic wrongful convictions of three innocent Texas inmates, Ricardo Rachel, Timothy Cole (here and here), and Ernest Sonnier. [read post]
26 Mar 2012, 1:50 pm by johntfloyd
Jones: Government’s Attachment of GPS to Personal Vehicle Constitutes a Search under 4th Amendment By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair In a split but unanimous decision, the U.S. [read post]
24 Oct 2009, 11:50 am
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Friends and Family Need to Get Involved to Stop the Cycle of Abuse, Save a Life By: Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair This past August Christiana "Tina" Guerra Lewis became another statistic; a victim of a social epidemic far more deadly than the HINI virus. [read post]
26 Feb 2010, 12:57 pm by johntfloyd
Leading Cause of Wrongful Convictions: Mistaken Identification by Eyewitnesses By: Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair There have been 251 innocent people exonerated in this country by DNA evidence over the last two decades. [read post]
2 May 2012, 2:14 pm by johntfloyd
Courts of Appeal Continue Struggle with Crawford and Progeny By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Reinaldo Berrios, Troy Moore, Angel Rodriquez, and Felix Cruz were charged, and ultimately convicted, of a series of violent felonies in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in 2004, including the murder of an off-duty police officer during an attempted robbery. [read post]
16 Jul 2011, 2:13 pm by johntfloyd
Lack of Evidence and Reasonable Doubts Lead to Acquittal By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair Now that Casey Anthony has been acquitted on the most serious charges resulting from the death of her young daughter, Caylee, and is scheduled for release next week, virtually every media pundit, along with their side-kick “expert” attorneys has had their say about the case. [read post]