Friday, February 03, 2006

Chvala Contests Law License Suspension

Former Senate Majority Leader Chuck Chvala will not surrender his law license without a fight. Today he filed his opposition to the suspension with the Office of Lawyer Regulation.

"There can be no denial on the part of the respondent that he pled guilty to two felony charges and that he has been convicted of both," writes Chvala. "However, those simple facts do not end the inquiry of the Supreme Court with regard to the fitness of the respondent to practice law or the use of these convictions as the basis for taking respondent's license to practice law."

Chvala notes that a felony conviction is not in and of itself a basis for automatic suspension, and says "substantial legal issues and substantial factual questions" surround his case.

"Both of the felonies to which the defendant pled include both unique legal propositions and questionable legality," Chvala argues.

Read Chvala's filing

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