Delaware Lawyer Ruled Unable To Practice Law Due To Mental Health Issues

Jan 25, 2013 -- 2:44pm

A lawyer who’s been practicing in Delaware since 1985 has been ruled unable to practice due to her mental health issues by the state Supreme Court.

In 1998, Elizabeth Rodriguez and her husband Kevin Howard were arrested at a Burger King in Dover on drug charges. Rodriguez’s motion to suppress videotaped conversations between her and her husband in an interview room at Troop 3 was granted because they were having “marital communications,” which are protected under the Fourth Amendment, and Delaware’s “Wiretap Statute.”

In accordance with the Delaware Lawyers’ Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, the Supreme Court accepted the findings of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel and Rodriguez that she’s suffering from emotional and mental health problems that negatively impact her ability to practice law.

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