Criminal Defense Lawyer Charged with Disorderly Conduct Over Argument with Prosecutor
Corrected: An admittedly angry criminal defense attorney has been charged with a misdemeanor concerning an altercation he had with a female prosecutor outside a Pennsylvania district judge’s courtroom.
David A. Nicholls, 62, allegedly swore and raised his arm to Lehigh County deputy district attorney, the South Whitehall Patch reported. He is charged with disorderly conduct.
Nicholls said the prosecutor tried to physically bar him from entering the court with his client—apparently because she claimed there was a conflict of interest—which made him angry.
“They have all the power,” he said of the prosecutor’s office. “They’re never going to admit they’re wrong.”
Updated on Aug. 30 to correct the grammar to “raised his arm.”