Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Getting a second chance

I hope all will go well for Mr. Guinn.

Former prosecutor pleads to crack cocaine charge
Former judicial candidate receives deferred adjudication probation.
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A former Bexar County prosecutor and two-time judicial candidate who was arrested five years ago for purchasing crack cocaine with the help of a client pleaded no contest Monday to the felony drug charge.

In exchange for his plea, Gammon Guinn, 56, who is still a practicing defense attorney, received deferred adjudication probation.

Guinn has no public disciplinary history with the State Bar of Texas, a spokeswoman for the agency said Monday. In general, if a lawyer can avoid a felony conviction by completing deferred adjudication, that person is likely to retain his or her law license, she said.