Legal Ethics

Criminal Defense Firm Partner Censured for Taking Photo of Prosecution Document During Trial Break


A well-known criminal defense lawyer in Albany, N.Y., has been censured by a state appeals court for taking a photograph, during a trial break, of a letter left on the prosecution table that discussed trial strategy.

The state supreme court’s Appellate Division said Terence Kindlon of Kindlon & Shanks engaged in discourteous and undignified conduct by doing so, Reuters reports.

“No excuses. I was wrong,” said Kindlon in a Thursday email to the news agency. “I regret this happened and I unconditionally accept responsibility.”

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