Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Lawyer faces criminal charges after showing up drunk to court
I have written before on cases involving attorneys showing up drunk to court (see here, here and here, for example). Today the ABA Journal is reporting on a new case in which "a California lawyer has been criminally charged after allegedly appearing at court to represent clients at hearings in a drunken state." According to the Visalia Times, the lawyer had twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system when she was given a breath-alcohol test as she entered the courthouse. For more on this case go here, here and here.