Friday, December 3, 2010
Representing While Intoxicated Draws Suspension
An Indiana attorney was suspended for six months without automatic reinstatement as a result of an incident that took place in December 2009. The attorney "appeared at the Child Advocacy Center for a police interview with a juvenile client" and pled guilty to charges of public intoxication at that time.
He had five prior driving while intoxicated convictions and had failed to notify disciplinary authorities of the last three. In mitigation, he was cooperative, has sought treatment and is in an aftercare program and voluntarily terminated his private practice.
The Indiana Supreme Court approved a conditional agreement for discipline in the matter. (Mike Frisch)