Don’t

by Walter Olson on November 20, 2012

If you’re a lawyer who specializes in defending DWIs (or even if you’re not) it’s probably a poor idea to charge your clients extra for getting their court records backdated [Charlotte Observer; ABA Journal; James Crouch, Wake County, N.C., takes plea and gives up law license]

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1 Bill Poser 11.21.12 at 12:13 am

How does the client benefit from backdating of the conviction?

2 Walter Olson 11.21.12 at 12:33 am

If there is a time-related penalty associated with the conviction, such as not being able to drive for 30 days afterward, the backdating reduces or eliminates the effect of the sanction.

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