Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Left At The Scene

A Colorado attorney who left the scene after his car struck a bicycle-riding public defender has been suspended for three years based on his conditional admission of misconduct.

Law News Colorado reported:

...a lawyer from Evergreen, on Thursday pled guilty to to vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident causing serious bodily injury and one count of child abuse .

The charges stemmed from an August arrest after [he] hit [a] Jefferson County public defender... who was riding his bike along the Evergreen Parkway ramp to eastbound I-70. [The attorney] was driving drunk in the hit-and-run accident with his three children, 11-year-old twins and an 8-year-old, in the vehicle.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office is handling the case because of the victim’s status as a public defender. [The attorney] is scheduled to be sentenced on April 9 at 8 a.m. in Jefferson County Court, Division E. He will be facing nine years in prison upon sentencing.

TheDenverChannel.com noted that, although the attorney left the scene, a key piece of evidence had been left behind: his front license plate.

The victim's story is told by State Bill Colorado here. (Mike Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2010/10/a-colorado-attorney-who-left-the-scene-after-his-car-struck-a-bicycle-riding-public-defender-has-been-colorado-law-news-repo.html

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