Friday, August 5, 2022

When Positive Is a Bad Thing

The Indiana Supreme Court found that an attorney had violated disciplinary probation

On June 16, 2022, the Commission filed a “Verified Notice of Probation Violation,” pursuant to Admission and Discipline Rule 23(16)(c), asserting Respondent tested positive for methamphetamine in March 2022, a result verified by a confirmatory positive test in May 2022. Respondent has filed a response acknowledging his probation violation and requesting to continue his probationary period with additional requirements.

No second chance

Upon consideration of the materials before us, we conclude that revocation of probation is warranted and that the full balance of Respondent’s stayed suspension should be actively served without automatic reinstatement. Accordingly, Respondent’s probation is hereby revoked. Respondent shall be suspended from the practice of law for a period of not less than 275 days, without automatic reinstatement, beginning September 15, 2022.

(Mike Frisch)

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2022/08/when-positive-is-a-bad-thing.html

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