Monday, September 28, 2020

Misdemeanor Convictions Draw Suspension

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court imposed a year and a day suspension for conduct described in a summary on the Board of Bar Overseers web page

Between October of 2017 and February of 2019, the respondent, who was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1999, was convicted of the following misdemeanor criminal offenses in Dedham District Court. On October 18, 2017, the respondent admitted to sufficient facts to the charges of criminal harassment; violation of a harassment prevention order; assault and battery on a police officer; and resisting arrest. The matter was continued without a finding (CWOF) for one year subject to her compliance with certain conditions of probation. On October 2, 2018, the respondent was found to have violated her probation and the CWOF was revoked. Guilty verdicts were entered on the charges of criminal harassment and violation of a harassment prevention order, and the respondent was sentenced to 10 days in the house of correction. On November 29, 2018, the respondent was found guilty after a jury trial of violating a harassment prevention order. On February 4, 2019, the respondent pled guilty to three charges of violating a harassment prevention order; one charge of resisting arrest; and one charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle. She was sentenced to 55 days in the house of correction, deemed served and concurrent with the November 29, 2018 matter.

(Mike Frisch)

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