Friday, May 16, 2008

First Case Leads To Sanction

A lawyer who botched his first criminal case was suspended for a year and a day, with the period of suspension stayed in favor of two years probation, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court. The lawyer had failed to file a statement of admission on behalf of the client that could have reduced the prison sentence. He was held in contempt for failing to timely review the presentence report. The lapses caused delay and exposed the client to the danger of an increased sentence. (Mike Frisch)

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