Sunday, September 9, 2012

How not to practice law: get drunk, drive, crash your car into a pole then try to bribe a police officer with a personal check with your name on it

Here is another story worthy of our continuing series on bizarre, dumb or unbelievable conduct deserving of sanctions.  In this particular case, the attorney testified that on the date of the incident, he got drunk during lunch and later drove his car into a telephone pole.  He was handcuffed, placed in the back of a police vehicle, and taken to a police station where he allegedly attempted to bribe a police officer with a personal check.  The panel that considered the case noted that "an attorney who would offer to bribe a police officer by means of a personal check would have to have had his judgment impaired by something." The case is called In the Matter of Unni Krishnan and the opinion is available here.

Thanks to the Legal Profession blog for the information and link.

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