Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Alcohol Problems Lead To Practice Problems

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has approved a two-year consent suspension, retroactive to a previously imposed interim suspension, of an attorney who had appeared in court in a state of intoxication to represent a client scheduled to plead guilty in a criminal case. The judge ordered a breatherizer test that resulted in a blood alcohol level of .123 . The attorney was held in contempt and sentenced to six months. After his release, he was charged with parole violations and a conservator was appointed for him. There also were issues relating to the operation of his escrow account as well as a series of client complaints. (Mike Frisch)

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I wonder what the legal limit is for appearing in Court? I wonder what the legal limit is for appearing in Court to answer a contempt charge?

Stephen

Posted by: FixedWing | Nov 11, 2008 1:43:05 PM

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