In re Titus (1989) 47 Cal.3d 1105 , 767 P.2d 656; 255 Cal.Rptr. 389
In re LEWIS ROBERT TITUS, JR., on Public Reproval
(Opinion by The Court.)
Lewis Robert Titus, Jr., in pro. per., for Petitioner.
No appearance for Respondent. [47 Cal.3d 1106]
Lewis Robert Titus, Jr., admitted to the State Bar in 1973, was arrested in May 1985 for carrying a concealed firearm (Pen. Code, § 12025, subd. (b)) and in June 1985 for carrying a loaded firearm (Pen. Code, § 12031) and reckless driving (Veh. Code, § 23103). He pleaded guilty to those charges and was placed on probation. We referred the matter to the State Bar for a hearing, report, and recommendation on whether the facts and circumstances involved moral turpitude or other misconduct warranting the imposition of discipline and, if so found, as to the discipline to be imposed. Although the hearing panel recommended termination by admonition, the Review Department, concluding there was misconduct warranting discipline, recommended he be publicly reproved and ordered to take and pass the Professional Responsibility Examination.
Titus was granted relief from default and allowed to file late objections but he did not request oral argument. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 951(d).) He correctly notes a lack of evidence to support a finding that he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed firearm in 1983; in context, however, the reference is clearly to the May 1985 incident and the error is de minimis.
This court, after reviewing the entire record and considering the facts and circumstances, has concluded the recommendation should be followed. Lewis Robert Titus, Jr., is publicly reproved and this opinion shall serve as such reproval. It is further ordered that he take and pass the Professional Responsibility Examination within one year of the effective date of this opinion. (See Segretti v. State Bar (1976) 15 Cal.3d 878, 891, fn. 8 [126 Cal.Rptr. 793, 544 P.2d 929].) This opinion is effective March 17, 1989.
|Wed, 02/15/1989||47 Cal.3d 1105||S008362||State Bar - Discipline||case closed|
|1||Titus, Lewis Robert (Petitioner)|
|2||State Bar Of California (Appellant)|
Represented by Office Of General Counsel - State Bar
State Bar Of California
1516 Ninth Street
|Feb 15 1989||Opinion: Recommended discipline imposed|
|Dec 21 1988||Objections to the report & recommendation filed|
Pro per w/Perm
|Feb 15 1989||Opinion filed: Recommended discipline imposed|
L. R. Titus, Jr. is publicly reproved & opinion shall serve as such reproval. Pass PRE within 1 year of 3-17-89 (see Segretti v. State Bar (1976) 15 CAl.3d 8787, 881, fn. 8). Opinion issued By The Court.
|Mar 17 1989||Note:|
|Feb 16 1990||Application for Extension of Time filed|
Ptr Titus to Take & Pass P.R.E. to April 1991
|Mar 14 1990||Order filed:|
Time Ext to 9-20-90 for Titus to Take & Pass the Pre. the request for Ext Is otherwise denied.
|Sep 21 1990||Filed letter from:|
Petnr Notifying Court that He has Taken the Pre
|Sep 28 1990||Filed letter from:|
From State Bar Re: Mr. Titus has Successfully Passed the Pre Exam