I’m not sure I know the answer to that question. I didn’t know when the man who hit me was sentenced to five years in prison. I certainly don’t know anything more about it now that I’m in my second year of law school.
And, I don’t know anything about the answer to the question when I read stories like this one. 10 years. 10 days. Incarceration. Probation.
The only good thing I can say is, at least nobody died as a result of his actions. In that, I find comfort. As for his children not seeing him for the next four months, well, that’s the risk one takes when behaving in that fashion. Should have thought of that before hand, before you negligently injured someone.
From: Colin M.
Subject: 9 year sentence sounds about right but 120 days is more likely
A corporate lawyer from Evergreen has been sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to vehicular assault while driving drunk and child abuse.
Jeffrey Scott Detlefs, 57, was an attorney with Kerr Brosseau Bartlett O’Brien in August when his Lexus sport utility vehicle struck Jefferson County public defender Rex Hegyi, who was riding his bicycle along the Evergreen Parkway ramp to Interstate 70.
Detlefs drove off with his three children — 11-year-old twins and an 8-year-old — in the vehicle. His license plate fell off in the collision, and he was arrested at his home a short time later. Hegyi was seriously injured but recovered.
Detlefs was sentenced Friday and taken to prison.
He agreed to plead guilty in January. His sentence includes a number of conditions, including a review of his sentence after he serves a minimum of 120 days in state prison.
At that time, a judge could convert his sentence to 10 years of probation, said Lynn Kimbrough, a spokeswoman for the Denver district attorney’s office. Joey Bunch, The Denver Post
I’m leaning toward the nine year sentence standing.by