Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 0
Attorney Name Anonymous,    
DBP Docket No. 114 DB 2001
Supreme Court Docket No. N/A
Disciplinary Counsel Samuel F. Napoli
Counsel for Respondent
Decision Date 2002-10-25
Effective Date 2002-10-25
Case Digest Respondent was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol. At the time of his arrest, he had a blood alcohol content of .24% He was sentenced to 30 days to 23 months incarceration, to be served under house arrest with work release subject to electronic monitoring. Respondent has a long disciplinary history, including disbarment on consent. That disbarment was preceded by seven informal admonitions, one private reprimand, and a six-month suspension. After reinstatement, Respondent received one informal admonition and three private reprimands. He is an alcoholic who has had periods of recovery, and is currently in recovery. The Hearing Committee found that Respondent "has made a sincere and heroic effort to remain sober."
Rule Violation(s) Rule 203(b)(1), Pa.R.D.E.
Discipline Imposed Private Reprimand with two-year substance abuse probation.
Points of Law Private conduct which constitutes a crime is subject to "stringent disciplinary evaluation." An attorney's disciplinary history "cannot be ignored."
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