September 27, 2012
Defense Counsel Censured For Handling Document On Prosecutor's Table
An attorney with an "otherwise distinguished career and laudable community service" has been censured by the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department.
In a criminal case, the attorney "viewed, handled and photographed a document that was on the prosecutor's table" during a recess when the prosecutor was out of the courtroom. He did not have permission to do so.
The court here found the conduct undignified and discourteous, noting that the attorney had three prior letters of caution. (Mike Frisch)
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