Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 60327
Attorney Name Hazel, Scott Rine
DBP Docket No. 40 DB 1996
Supreme Court Docket No. 204 D.D. No. 3
County Centre
Disciplinary Counsel Joseph J. Huss
Counsel for Respondent William I. Arbuckle, III
Decision Date 2000-03-01
Effective Date 2000-03-31
Case Digest Convoluted prosecution as a result of Respondentís DUI conviction in 1995, aggravated by previous ARD for DUI, nol prossed reckless endangerment charge, and unresolved marijuana possession charge. Respondent suffered from major depression and drug use. Despite recommendation by Disciplinary Counsel and Hearing Committee for a stayed suspension for a year and a day with two years of probation, Board imposed a private reprimand in 1997 and a one year substance abuse probation. Subsequently, due to Respondentís failure to abide be the conditions of his probation, two revocation actions ultimately led the Court to impose a suspension of a year and a day in 2000.
Rule Violation(s) PaRDE 203
Discipline Imposed One Year and One Day Suspension
Points of Law Where a lawyer fails to abide by conditions of probation attached to a private reprimand, he will be suspended.
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