David Finn – A Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Entries from July 2007

Downward Departure Upheld: Recent Opinion

July 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Departures ( 5K ) United States v. Pepper2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 11885 (8th Cir. 2007) 40% downward departure for substantialassistance upheld The defendant pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. He qualified for the safety valve and his sentencing range was calculated at 97 to 121 months. Based on his […]

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Texas Lawyer: Felony DWI & Murder

July 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Felony DWI Can Be Basis for Felony Murder ProsecutionBy Mary Alice Robbins Texas Lawyer Friday, June 29, 2007 Prosecutors can use the offense of felony driving while intoxicated to boost the charge against a defendant who causes a death in a traffic accident to felony murder, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals held on June […]

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