David Finn – A Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Entries from January 2007

Federal Motion-Reduced Sentence

January 24th, 2007 · No Comments

In the wake of Booker, defense counsel in federal criminal cases can be more creative in the sentencing phase of the proceedings. Now, the judges can consider more than simply the Guideline calculation and the Defendant’s criminal history. The Guidelines are now advisory, not mandatory. Here’s an example of a motion that I recently filed […]

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New DWI Decision-Miami Herald

January 8th, 2007 · No Comments

300 Broward DUI cases could be tossed outBY NATALIE P. McNEALnmcneal@MiamiHerald.comAbout 300 drunk driving cases in Broward County could be thrown out, following a state appellate court ruling that improper maintenance of the alcohol breath-test machines renders the results inadmissible. The Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld a judge’s ruling to toss out Intoxilyzer results […]

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Dallas DA’s Office Takes Shape-Texas Lawyer

January 7th, 2007 · No Comments

New Dallas DA Begins Office Overhaul By Mark DonaldTexas LawyerMonday, January 1, 2007 Craig Watkins didn’t wait until he was sworn in as the newly elected Dallas County District Attorney on Jan. 1 to begin molding his staff of more than 225 lawyers to blend with his prosecutorial philosophy. Less than a week earlier, eight […]

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