In re Viers, Appellate Case No. 2016–001034

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of South Carolina
Writing for the CourtPER CURIAM.
Citation417 S.C. 87,789 S.E.2d 49 (Mem)
PartiesIn the Matter of Thaddaeus T. Viers, Respondent.
Decision Date20 July 2016
Docket NumberOpinion No. 27651,Appellate Case No. 2016–001034

417 S.C. 87
789 S.E.2d 49 (Mem)

In the Matter of Thaddaeus T. Viers, Respondent.

Appellate Case No. 2016–001034
Opinion No. 27651

Supreme Court of South Carolina.

Submitted June 22, 2016
Filed July 20, 2016


Lesley M. Coggiola, Disciplinary Counsel, and C. Tex Davis, Jr., Senior Assistant Disciplinary Counsel, both of Columbia, for Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

Dylan Ward Goff, of James E. Smith Jr., PA, of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:

417 S.C. 88

In this attorney disciplinary matter, respondent and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) have entered into an Agreement for Discipline by Consent (Agreement) pursuant to Rule 21 of the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement (RLDE) contained in Rule 413 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR). In the Agreement, respondent admits misconduct and consents to the imposition of a definite suspension not to exceed three (3) years or disbarment. Respondent requests the Court impose the suspension or disbarment retroactively to April 11, 2012, the date of his interim suspension. In the Matter of Viers , 397 S.C. 517, 727 S.E.2d 27 (2012). ODC joins the request for retroactive imposition of the sanction. We

789 S.E.2d 50

accept the Agreement and disbar respondent from the practice of law in this state, retroactively to the date of his interim suspension. The facts, as set forth in the Agreement, are as follows.

Facts

Matter I

On January 5, 2012, respondent was arrested and charged with Harassment 1st degree. In March 2012, respondent was indicted on the additional charge of Stalking. By letter dated April 3, 2012, respondent self-reported these criminal charges to ODC. As noted above, on April 11, 2012, the Court placed respondent on interim suspension. Id.

In January 2013, respondent was indicted on the additional charges of Petit Larceny and Burglary 1st.

All of the criminal charges involved respondent's conduct and interactions with his ex-girlfriend.

On January 8, 2014, respondent pled guilty to Harassment 2nd degree. He was sentenced to sixty (60) days in jail (to be served on weekends), one (1) year of probation, required mental health counseling, fees/fines in the amount of $133.90, and ordered to have no contact,...

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