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People v. Casey
Colorado Supreme Court
948 P.2d 1014 (1997)
S.R., a minor, was cited at a party for trespass and underage drinking. S.R. had in her possession a friend’s driver’s license and gave that to the police as her own. S.R. was arrested, jailed, and released under the name of her friend. S.R. and her mother retained William Casey (defendant) as S.R.’s attorney and informed him that S.R. was involved in a criminal case under her friend’s name. Casey then began falsely representing to the city attorney and the court that he was representing the friend, concealing S.R.’s true identity. Casey appeared at a pretrial hearing held in the friend’s name, continuing to purport to be the friend’s attorney. The city attorney agreed to dismiss the charges. Casey informed the friend that the charges had been dismissed but that the friend would have a criminal record and would have to petition the court to have the record sealed. Upon learning this information, the friend’s stepfather called his attorney, who then reported the situation to the district attorney. The hearing board of the professional grievance committee (plaintiff) recommended that Casey be suspended from the practice of law for 45 days and be required to take and pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination. The hearing panel approved the findings, and Casey appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)
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