Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The South Carolina Supreme Court ordered a nine-month suspension of an attorney who was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
The criminal charges had been conditionally dismissed.
The attorney filed an affidavit disclosing his "long history of addictive illness' and efforts at recovery.
Because the attorney was suspended in January 2012, he has served the nine months.
He is subject to monitoring conditions with Lawyers Helping Lawyers and will be for at least three years of suoervision. (Mike Frisch)