SOURCE: John T. Floyd Law Firm

John T. Floyd Law Firm

April 14, 2011 09:53 ET

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney John Floyd Publishes "The Paradox that is the War on Drugs"

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2011) - In conjunction with the release of this article about property forfeiture in Texas, Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd of John T. Floyd Law Firm announces the formation of the Asset and Forfeiture Division within the Floyd, Kirby & Singhal Law Firm.

Floyd's article, "The Paradox that is the War on Drugs," discusses the interesting dilemma facing state lawmakers who must balance the increasing cost of incarcerating nonviolent drug offenders and the big business associated with private prisons and asset forfeitures.

"Property forfeitures by the government are on the rise in both federal and state courts in Texas and throughout the United States. Federal and state governmental agencies are aggressively seeking asset forfeitures to help supplement their budgets and to promote policies aimed at deterring crime by eliminating the profit motive of some offenses.

"Texas is known throughout the country as having some of the worst civil forfeiture laws in the country. Even worse, Texas law allows the seizing agency, and the prosecutor's office handling these cases, to keep a portion of property seized. This profit motive can create an unfortunate conflict of interest in some criminal investigations and sometimes a blatant abuse of power," says Floyd.

For the Firm's publications regarding this topic and other articles relevant to criminal law from a defense perspective visit For more information about the Firm's Forfeiture Unit visit

Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. 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 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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    John T. Floyd
    Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer
    Floyd, Kirby & Singhal Law Firm
    440 Louisiana, Ste. 1900
    Houston, Texas 77002