Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Post Party Accident Leads To Sanction

The New Jersey Disciplinary Review Board has imposed an admonition of an attorney  found to have committed a criminal act that adversely reflected on his honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer.

The misconduct took place after a holiday party at his place of employment. He consumed wine and rear-ended another vehicle on his way home. He left the scene and appeareed to be intoxicated when the police came to his home. He pled guilty to driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

The board noted that "the attorney discipline system does not address driving-while-intoxicated violations, standing alone. Nevertheless, [the attorney] committed two other offenses." The accident did not result in severe injuries and the attorney has no record of discipline in over 40 years. (Mike Frisch)


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