David Finn – A Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer

a self-written blog detailing the professional life of David Finn

David Finn – A Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer header image 4

Entries from March 2008

Gall v. United States

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Here’s the opinion referenced in earlier blog entry.

[Read more →]

Tags: Federal Law

Supreme Court Continues to Undercut Sentencing Guidelines

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Building on its 2005 decision in United States v. Booker, the U.S. Supreme Court has now held that, in reviewing a district court’s sentence in criminal cases, appellate courts must review the sentence under a deferential abuse-of-discretion standard. This decision really puts the guidelines in their place, and it makes it crystal clear that, while […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Federal · Uncategorized

2006 FBI Financial Crime Report

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FINANCIAL CRIMES REPORT TO THE PUBLIC FISCAL YEAR 2006 OCTOBER 1, 2005 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2006 TABLE OF CONTENTS Financial Crimes Corporate Fraud Securities and Commodities Fraud Health Care Fraud Mortgage Fraud Identity Theft Insurance Fraud Mass Marketing Fraud Asset Forfeiture/Money Laundering Acronyms

[Read more →]

Tags: Department of Justice · Uncategorized

FBI Statistics/Report

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

The following Report gives you an idea where the FBI is focusing its resources. If you are contacted by the FBI or other law enforcement agency, and you feel that you are being treated as a target or subject of the investigation, contact an attorney. If you are not sure if you are the target […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Federal · Uncategorized

Predatory Lending-Is it a Crime?

March 7th, 2008 · No Comments

US Department of Housing & Urban Development: Over the last several years, our nation has made enormous progress in expanding access to capital for previously under served borrowers. Despite this progress, however, too many families are suffering today because of a growing incidence of abusive practices in a segment of the mortgage lending market. Predatory […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Federal Reserve Board Aims to Curtail Predatory Lending Practices

March 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Highlights of Proposed Rule to Amend Home Mortgage Provisions of Regulation Z The proposal would establish a new category of “higher-priced mortgagesâ€? that should include virtually all subprime loans.1 The proposal would, for these loans: Prohibit a lender from engaging in a pattern or practice of lending without considering borrowers’ ability to repay the loans […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Nice Motion by Clint Broden

March 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHER DISTRICT OF IOWA DAVENPORT DIVISION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CRIMINAL ACTION NO. ) Plaintiff, ) 3:03-CR-80 ) v. ) ) JOHN ADAMS THROPAY, ) ) Defendant. ) ) SUPPLEMENT TO MOTION TO VACATE , SET ASIDE OR CORRECT SENTENCE UNDER 28 U.S.C. § 2255BY A PERSON IN FEDERAL CUSTODY F. […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Defense Attorneys · Uncategorized

Texas Law re: Occupational Drivers License

March 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

SUBCHAPTER L. OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE § 521.241. DEFINITIONS. In this subchapter: (1) “Essential need” means a need of a person for the operation of a motor vehicle: (A) in the performance of an occupation or trade or for transportation to and from the place at which the person practices the person’s occupation or trade; (B) for […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized