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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 0
Attorney Name Anonymous,
DBP Docket No. 133 DB 2004
Supreme Court Docket No. NA
County
Disciplinary Counsel William R. Friedman
Counsel for Respondent John E. Quinn
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(A)(4). Respondent did not report his conviction to the Disciplinary Board for more than 7 months.
Rule Violation(s) 203(b)(1), 203(a) and 214(a)
Discipline Imposed Private Reprimand two years probation with sobriety monitor
Points of Law At hearing, Respondent acknowledged his drinking problem and has been regularly attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to assist him in overcoming his problem and maintain his sobriety. Several members of the bar as well as one person associated with AA testified on behalf of Respondent. Other practicing attorneys testified positively regarding Respondent's legal acumen and perceived non-impairment. At the time of his conviction, Respondent was unaware of his obligation to report same to the Disciplinary Board. The Hearing Committee adopted the "Joint Proposed Disposition" developed, and agreed upon, by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel and Respondent's counsel.
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