Thursday, June 26, 2008

Not An Infamous Crime

An attorney who had been convicted (and subsequently pardoned) for a drug offense that occurred when he was 17 years old is not disqualified from holding the position of Family Court Commissioner, according to the holding of the Delaware Supreme Court. He had been tried and convicted as a adult, but was admitted to the Delaware Bar and has been an honorable and productive member of the Bar. The court here concluded that the offense was not an "infamous crime," which would have disqualified him from the office. The court emphasized his age at the time of the offense in reaching its conclusion. (Mike Frisch)

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