Monday, September 23, 2013
An attorney who was arrested for growing marijuana in his home for personal use was suspended for 18 months by the Georgia Supreme Court.
The plants were discovered by police when responding to his son's fatal overdose.
Prior to law school, the attorney had a varied career in aviation. At the time of his February 2012 arrest, he was a licensed commercial pilot flying with ExpressJet Airlines.
He has participated successfully in treatment and rehabilitation since his arrest.
The court approved a consent disposition that requires the attorney to complete a court drug program that involves supervision for a minimum of 18 months.
The suspension imposed here gives the attorney credit for time served since August 2012 , when he entered a guilty plea and ceased to practice law. (Mike Frisch)