November 2, 2011
A False Report
More from the California Bar Journal:
[An attorney] was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on one year of probation and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect April 29, 2011.
[The attorney] stipulated that he made a false emergency report to 911, violating California law.
While representing the husband in a family law matter, [he] saw the wife’s lawyer drive away in his car after a hearing where both lawyers had appeared. [He] called 911 and falsely reported a drunk driver, whom he identified as the opposing lawyer. He also gave a description and license plate of the car as well as the route the other lawyer was driving. The other lawyer was not under the influence, but was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol.
In mitigation, [the attorney] had no prior discipline record, submitted proof of his good character and cooperated with the bar’s investigation. His misconduct caused significant harm to the administration of justice.
Must have been an acrimonious day in court. (Mike Frisch)
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