CONSTANCE L. BUEHNER v. KBA
Order publicly reprimanded movant and suspended movant from practice of law
suspended for 1 year with conditions
DATE RENDERED: 11/26/2008
The Supreme Court granted attorney’s motion for public reprimand and 30-day suspension of license, probated for one-year. Movant was convicted of felony charges of tampering with physical evidence. On appeal, a new trial was ordered and movant entered an Alford plea to misdemeanor charges of unsworn falsification to authorities. Movant acknowledged her plea amounted to an admission of a violation of SCR 3.130-8.3(b)—commission of a criminal act that reflects adversely on lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness or fitness. The Court approved the proposed discipline, noting Movant had already served six-month automatic temporary suspension for the felony conviction that was later vacated.
From SC November