Trial date set for lawyer charged in Dublin hit-and-run death
Original post made on Jan 17, 2014
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on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:22 am
I don't get it. This man killed another man and then tried to hide the evidence. why is he not in jail like the other kid who killed the woman on foothill? He is clearly a danger to society and if anyone knows better it's him because he's an attorney. they both belong in jail.
on Feb 7, 2014 at 3:39 pm
Melanie, I think the reason for the lack of timely progress in the case is that the accused an attorney and so he and his lawyer know exactly how to play the system. The longer they succeed in delaying the case, the more likely it is that the public outcry will die down completely and that any legal consequences will be less severe or go away completely.
I'm glad that the case seems to be moving forward at last. And that the prosecutor gave short shrift to the attempt to get Mr. Freeman Smith special consideration because he is an attorney. If he's guilty, he's as much a criminal as the next man. And since an attorney has made a career within the law, it seems to me that the conduct of an attorney should be legally above reproach.
Since the furor in early days, it has been difficult to find reports on the few developments in this case, even though a cyclist was killed and the accused is a San Francisco attorney. So it seems to me an important one. And, as Melanie pointed out, there are some similarities with the Cody Hall case.
A belated thank you, therefore, to the Pleasanton Weekly for this report and for not conveniently ignoring the case, but continuing to follow it.
on Feb 8, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Hitting an individual with a car and driving off is a cowardly act.
Hopefully the driver will be punished to the full extent of the law.