Monday, October 3, 2011

Sober Now

From the October 2011 online California Bar Journal:

[An attorney]was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years of probation with a six-month actual suspension and he was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect March 31, 2011.

[The attorney] stipulated to misconduct in four matters. He was twice convicted of misdemeanor driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content of more than .08 percent. He also was convicted of one count of driving without a valid driver’s license. He was separately convicted of misdemeanor battery after he refused to move his car from a post office drop-off box and punched another driver who asked him to move.

After he was suspended for a year by a federal district court, he did not notify an immigration court and submitted documents in 17 cases that indicated he was not subject to any court suspensions. His actions amounted to moral turpitude.

In mitigation, [he] cooperated with the bar’s investigation, says he’s been sober since the incidents occurred and had severe family problems at the time.

(Mike Frisch)

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