Case dismissed for client who allegedly hit a kid on bicycle and drove
Lance’s client was driving down a narrow Manhattan street and came into contact with bicyclist
who allegedly fell down. Our client allegedly drove off and was
arrested several weeks later and gave a full statement to the police. The bicyclist
physical injury and had surgery to repair damage to his leg and shoulder. Our client faced
up to 4 years in
prison despite it being our client’s first arrest. Case proceeded to a jury
trial where important issues came up over what our client would have heard,
seen, or otherwise knew at the time of the alleged impact. The government
called two doctors to the witness stand in addition to other experts.
On cross examination, Lance successfully raised doubt about the diagnosis
of a fractured knee and the need for some of the treatments. Lance obtained
hundreds of pages of deposition testimony that helped us question the
victim’s honesty and intentions on the day of the accident. After
over a week of trial, the jury came back with a verdict. We won –
case dismissed, no criminal record.