October 9, 2009
More Wrong Turns
The Kansas Supreme Court imposed a public censure based on the findings of misconduct arising from a traffic stop of the attorney's wife. She was pulled over for failing to use a turn signal and was cited for not producing proof of insurance. The lawyer altered and laminated an expired insurance card and gave it to his wife without informing her that it was invalid. She was pulled over for speeding and produced the card: "An investigation ensued and the...misconduct came to light."
The attorney testified that he had altered the card because his wife was "pestering him to obtain insurance." He pled no contest to two misdemeanors. (Mike Frisch)
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