Criminal Defense Attorney Wins Case for Parker Family

Originally Published By JESSICA FENDER | The Denver Post
PUBLISHED: April 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm | UPDATED: May 3, 2016 at 10:06 pm

The case against Tyler Sanchez, a young man with intellectual and hearing impairments, was dismissed. And on Thursday, in another victory for the family, the remaining misdemeanors were dropped.

But the Sanchez case is a study in how even a win in the criminal-justice system can be painful.

For nearly three years, the family flinched at passing police cars, rearranged their lives to accommodate dozens of court dates, drained bank accounts and lived in fear that Sanchez would spend his life in prison.

They’re angry that it took so long to resolve a case with little evidence against the young man.

“The toll this has taken on this family has been too much,” Tito Sanchez said.

Defense attorney Iris Eytan pointed out that it was evident from court proceedings that her client had a difficult time grasping abstract legal concepts and that school records dating back to first grade documented his impairment.

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