N.J. Lawyer Censured Over Accidental Shooting of Minor

Sept. 15, 2021, 2:09 PM

A New Jersey lawyer was censured for failing to seek medical attention for a minor who was struck by a bullet when the woman’s gun accidentally discharged.

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the three-month suspension proposed by its disciplinary board for Annmarie Smits, finding that “censure is the appropriate quantum of discipline” for the unethical conduct.

The board report said that Smits was in the process of securing her lawfully owned and registered handgun for transport at home in 2018 when it accidentally went off. A bullet traveled through a wall and struck the minor in the ...

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