- Criminal Defense Firm Partner Censured for Taking Photo of Prosecution Document During Trial Break
Criminal Defense Firm Partner Censured for Taking Photo of Prosecution Document During Trial Break
Posted Sep 28, 2012 10:33 AM CST
By Martha Neil
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."