Sunday, July 15, 2007
A criminal defense lawyer who became frustrated with the handling of a continuance request filed a motion that characterized the proceedings as a "criminal court fiasco" and signed the pleading "Indignantly submitted." At the hearing on the motion, he said that he would "jam these pleadings down the throat of the record as much as I feel I need to." The outburst got the attorney a contempt citation and locked up for an hour. He apologized and moved to withdraw.
The Illinois Hearing Board recommends that the attorney be censured. (MIke Frisch)