Wednesday, July 6, 2011
An attorney convicted of his fourth drunk driving offense (a felony) was suspended for at least six months by the Missouri Supreme Court. The court concluded that a stayed suspension was not appropriate. The court:
The damage wrought in our state every year by drunken drivers is well-documented and need not be repeated here, save to recognize that its tragic impact reaches into nearly every community. This Court must insist that attorneys be keenly aware of the parameters the law places on their conduct, and the attorney's] repeated disregard for those boundaries simply cannot be excused.