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Alabama Bar suspends Brundidge attorney after guilty plea

Published 11:00pm Thursday, March 28, 2013

Brundidge attorney Robert Jeffrey Davis was suspended from practicing law by the Alabama State Bar, according to a news release from the bar.

By Order of the Disciplinary Commission of the Alabama State Bar, Davis was suspended for three years, three months and 19 days based on a petition to suspend or disbar him.

According to the release, the petition was a result of Davis’ guilty plea to third-degree attempted burglary and possession of burglary tools on October 9, 2012 for a Sept. 16, 2009 crime.

Davis’ convictions were from his attempted burglary and break-in of Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.

Davis’ suspension is retroactive from Oct. 30, 2009 when an interim suspension began, according to the bar.

Davis was 25 at the time of the crime and there was no record of him being a member of the Pike County Bar Association then.

Davis voluntarily consented to the interim suspension in 2009.

There was no further information available about this story at deadline Thursday.

 

  • johngalt781

    Wouldn’t it have been much easier to say he just got his license back?

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  • Aborted

    Thanks for decoding the rubbish for the rest of us. This guy should spend some of his time advocating for means to decrease the recidivism rates in Alabama. He got a slap on the hand.
    Alabama’s sentencing committee meets in Junes. The proposed standardized sentencing laws will certainly decrease Alabama’s underreported recidivism rates. Those career criminals will not be on the streets recruiting and training new recruits. Impose higher mandatory minimum sentencing on drug dealers and the crime rates will descend. This is a good job for the NAACP. Advocate for mandatory higher minimum sentencing for all illegal drug distribution. Remember, weeds are not addictive thus it should be excluded.

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  • Aborted

    Excuse the grammatical errors. I have aged thus my vision is not 20/20 anymore.

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  • mm2181

    Robbyn,
    Mr. Davis has never been a member of the Pike County Bar Association. The Pike County Bar is a local association only, and has no input on disciplinary matters, which are handled by the State Bar Association.
    Thanks,
    Malcolm McSwean
    President, Pike County Bar Association

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    • http://www.troymessenger.com Robbyn Brooks

      johngalt,
      I am not sure if he still plans to practice or why the decision was delayed. The ABA decision is new, or at least we just received the release yesterday. So, that was the story. We weren’t able to reach Davis or the ABA yesterday afternoon for any further clarification.

      Malcolm,
      I apologize if the story was unclear. It does state he was not a member of the Pike County Bar at the time of the crime or his arrest, but I can see how people might infer he was at some point a member. Thank you for clarifying.

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