Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 0
Attorney Name Anonymous,
DBP Docket No. 37 DB 2004
Supreme Court Docket No.
Disciplinary Counsel Susan N. Dobbins
Counsel for Respondent
Decision Date 2005-03-21
Effective Date 2005-03-21
Case Digest Respondent pleaded guilty to Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substance in violation of 75 Pa.C.S.A. 3731. Respondent did not report his conviction to the Disciplinary Board.
Rule Violation(s) 203(b)(1) and 203(a), Pa.R.D.E.
Discipline Imposed Private Reprimand one year probation with sobriety monitor.
Points of Law At hearing, Respondent denied being an alcoholic or substance abuser. Respondent indicated that the DUI conviction was the result of his drinking to self-medicate for another condition from which he suffers. The Hearing Committee, however, recommended, and the Disciplinary Board accepted the recommendation, that Respondent be placed on probation for one year (including attending weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings) with a sobriety monitor.
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