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John T. Floyd Law Firm

August 16, 2011 16:54 ET

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney John Floyd Announces Publication of Series Discussing Difficulties Facing Individuals Falsely Accused of Sex Crimes

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - Houston criminal lawyer John Floyd has published a three part series discussing both the practical and procedural difficulties of defending against false allegations of sex crimes.

Floyd's first article Introducing Evidence of Prior False Allegations discusses the legal hurdles that often prevent criminal defense attorneys from confronting witnesses with prior false allegations of sexual abuse.

In Texas Rape-Shield: Right to Privacy vs. The Sixth Amendment's Confrontation Clause, Floyd analyzes the conflict between an accused right to confront and cross examine an accuser and the witness' right to privacy as to their past sexual behavior.

Finally, in Extraneous Offense Evidence during Punishment, John Floyd discusses the importance of criminal defense attorneys being prepared for the possibility of conviction and the punishment hearing.

"A criminal defense lawyer must always be prepared for the possibility of a guilty verdict, no matter his belief in the client's innocence or strength of the case, and ready to present compelling witnesses and arguments for reasonable punishment that allows the jury to assess a punishment that reflects justice tempered with mercy," says Floyd.

For the Firm's publications regarding this topic and other articles relevant to criminal law from a defense perspective visit For publications regarding the use of extraneous evidence visit John Floyd's Comments on Criminal Law.

About the John T. Floyd Firm:

Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd has been rated as among the best and brightest attorneys practicing criminal law and has been recognized as one of Houston's Top Lawyers for the People (2008, 2009), Top Lawyers: Criminal Defense (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011) and has earned a "Superb" rating, scoring 10/10, from AVVO. He has appeared on national television and radio programs as an expert on criminal law related issues and has been quoted in newspapers and other news outlets throughout the country.

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