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12-25-2007 08:55 PM
hellosailor A local bar association is sometimes rquired to take sanctions when a member is convicted of criminal behavior. Note the word CONVICTED, you can expect that even if he is photographed--he will then try to settle and drop the charges and the DA or other prosecutor will encourage you to do this. If you don't settle, he'll find a way to make your court visits time consuming and expensive, so you are in for a fight up front.

Find out what you can about the local (not just state) bar association and what sanctions they are REQUIRED to take, that way you'll know what to aim for.

I'd still invest in the video cam. Paint ball players also use "paint grenades" for their fun, that scatter bright dye for 20+ feet. Might be interesting to see if you could rig a remote control to that--and tell the police "Just look for the man covered in red paint."

My evil twin brother would say forget all the bs, just burn his house down at 3AM after making sure to seal all the exits. But, sometimes he forgets that justice must take a back seat to civilized behavior.

If he wants to settle: How about some public service work, scraping, cleaning, and painting the bottoms of every boat at the nearest marina, every two months? That's almost as good as keelhauling.
12-25-2007 02:58 PM
pigslo He has a lot more to lose if you decide to settle it "the old fashioned way". In the end nothing good will come of this.
pigslo
12-25-2007 02:36 PM
conrat66 You should post his name and address here and we can all send him a belated Merry Christmas of sorts .......... my ex=wife now live with an attorney Poetic justice I do a LOT more sailing and love it.
12-25-2007 01:07 PM
Melrna This sounds like one of the episodes of the Soprano's, when Tony parked his yacht in front of a lawyer's house who was suppose to buy a house from him. Tony blared Old crony music all night long from a powerful stereo system.
I would invite the local yacht clubs and marina people to have a raft up over the weekend and have a party. New years is next week. What a better time to have a party in front of his house all night long.
Please post what time the party starts!
12-25-2007 10:29 AM
sailingdog If you document everything, and the cops aren't willing to do something and the bar association isn't either...then you go to the media...and they're usually more than happy to kick ass and chew gum...
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Originally Posted by xort View Post
Because too many lawyers are dirt, present company excepted.
Too many cops are lazy or too busy or both.
At least that's the experience in my town. i could fill up a couple of gigs with the crap I've seen here.

Look how much it took to fight that dirtbag nyfong. i have no trust in the legal system to police itself.
Just because you are right does not mean the law is on your side.
12-25-2007 08:34 AM
xort
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If he gets photographic or video proof of the problem, I don't see how it could possibly be ignored by police or be considered making "false claims.".

No one told him to go ahead without getting some sort of proof of the misdeeds.
Because too many lawyers are dirt, present company excepted.
Too many cops are lazy or too busy or both.
At least that's the experience in my town. i could fill up a couple of gigs with the crap I've seen here.

Look how much it took to fight that dirtbag nyfong. i have no trust in the legal system to police itself.
Just because you are right does not mean the law is on your side.
12-24-2007 10:33 PM
sailingdog If he gets photographic or video proof of the problem, I don't see how it could possibly be ignored by police or be considered making "false claims.".

No one told him to go ahead without getting some sort of proof of the misdeeds.
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I would be willing to make a small wager that nothing good will come of this
many cops don't care about petty crime as long as nobody gets hurt and the bar assoc will have a good laugh at your expense. then you'll get sued for making 'false claims'.

good luck
12-24-2007 10:15 PM
xort I would be willing to make a small wager that nothing good will come of this
many cops don't care about petty crime as long as nobody gets hurt and the bar assoc will have a good laugh at your expense. then you'll get sued for making 'false claims'.

good luck
12-24-2007 07:39 PM
sailingdog It also might be worth talking to the local media... it always amazes me how much power the local TV station has over things like this.... Of course, I'm a bit spoiled, since I know a lot of journalists and can pretty much get camera time if I want it.
12-24-2007 07:15 PM
cardiacpaul Do not be too surprised.
Typically, the ethics committee of the bar assoc is made up of... you guessed it lawyers.

In texas, theres 15 members, 5 perm, 5 ad-hoc, and 5 "members of the community" (read 3 lawyers and 2 that are tied by the groin to lawyers)

The Commission for Lawyer Discipline, is made up of 12 members, six attorneys appointed by the President of the State Bar and six public members appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas, all can be (and currently are) barristers.
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