David Finn – A Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Entries from October 2007

New Dallas Grand Jury Policy-Texas Lawyer

October 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Dallas Policy Lets Defense Attorneys Address Grand JuriesBy John CouncilTexas Lawyer Monday, October 1, 2007 It’s often said that a prosecutor could indict a ham sandwich if she wanted to. But a new procedure that goes into effect this month in Dallas County will give criminal-defense lawyers a chance to take their clients off the […]

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Tags: Dallas · Defense Attorneys · Grand Jury · John Council

Collin County Fireworks in Court

October 19th, 2007 · 2 Comments

IN THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TEXAS ——————————————————————————– No. PD-1084-05 ——————————————————————————–DARRELL DEWAYNE CANNON, Appellant v. THE STATE OF TEXAS——————————————————————————- ON APPELLANT’S PETITION FOR DISCRETIONARY REVIEW IN CAUSE NO. 05-04-01479-CR FROM THE FIFTH COURT OF APPEALS COLLIN COUNTY——————————————————————————–Holcomb, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Price, Womack, Johnson, and Cochran, JJ., joined. Keller, […]

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Tags: Appellant's Petition · Collin County · Discretionary Review

Sealing Juvenile Records in Texas

October 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Juvenile Criminal Record in Texas Sealing of Juvenile Records-Overview Texas Family Code Section 58.003 provides for the sealing of juvenile records. An individual with juvenile records available for sealing may file an application for sealing of records in a juvenile court of the county in which the proceeding occurred. Juvenile records ordered sealed by the […]

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Tags: Family Code · Juvenile Records · Texas

Court: Government Action Unconstitutional

October 8th, 2007 · No Comments

United States v. Dorsey2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 20958 (11th Cir. 2007) Holding: Government’s reason for refusing to file§5K1.1 motion was unconstitutional. After the defendant was arrested with drugs, heimmediately started cooperating with police by callinghis drug supplier and leaving a message with the returnphone number of a detective with police department. The detective heard from […]

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Tags: Drug Supplier · Government · Unconstitutional

County Tries to Spin DOJ Lawsuit-Nice Try

October 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Dallas Can’t Spin Latest Jail LawsuitThe County can’t get away from the latest bad news on its troubled jailBy Matt Pulle Published: September 27, 2007Dallas Observer Jeffrey Ellard lies in a bed at Presbyterian Hospital recovering from surgery. Nearly two weeks ago, doctors implanted a metal rod in his left leg in place of his […]

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Tags: Dallas County Jail · David Finn · Department of Justice