Monday, March 4, 2013


I hope you get things back to order in your life.

Former ADA sentenced in family violence case

SEGUIN — A former assistant district attorney has been sentenced in a case of misdemeanor assault.
Lew A. Bechtol II was first assistant district attorney on the staff of District Attorney Heather McMinn until shortly after his arrest April 12, 2012 on a charge of assaulting his fiance at a home they shared.

Bechtol, 49, pleaded nolo contendere (no contest) to assault causing bodily injury/family violence in court Monday morning, and Guadalupe County Court-at-Law Judge Frank Follis ordered him to serve 18 months probation with deferred adjudication.

Terms of the plea agreement also called for Bechtol to pay a $500 fine, court costs of $212 and to relinquish his license to practice law for three months. He also will be required to attend weekly classes in a 26-week program for family violence offenders.

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