Bush Adviser Loses Law License After Shoplifting Charge

by shopliftlaws on September 9, 2011

A Former adviser to President George W. Bush has had his law license suspended in Washington DC for one year after a shoplifting conviction.

According to Marketwatch.com, Claude Allen has had his license stripped by the DC bar for one year after pleading guilty to a shoplifting charge. After shoplifting in Maryland at a Target store, he was found guilty of having stolen a printer and a stereo. He was sentenced to two years probation and community service. Allen had previously had his license suspended in both Maryland and Pennsylvania.

A shoplifting conviction can have collateral consequences such as this where licensing and ethics are an important part of a profession like law. If a crime is considered a crime of moral turpitude, or a felony, any conviction can result in significant problems, including immigration status issues, career limitations, and other ways it can impact your life.

It makes sense to evaluate all possible legal defense options with an experienced defense lawyer before pleading guilty to a shoplifting offense.

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