Respondent engaged in an argument with his wife, which escalated to the point that it was reasonable for his wife to fear imminent harm. Respondent was charged with felony first-degree domestic violence but entered a plea of no contest to third-degree simple assault. Respondent violated Rule 8.4(b) (prohibiting criminal acts that reflect adversely on fitness as a lawyer) and 8.4(c) (prohibiting conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice).
We accept the agreement for discipline by consent, reprimand respondent, and order him to pay the costs of the investigation and prosecution of this matter.
In re Wilson (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-015-22, 2 pp.) (Per curiam) (Kaye Hearn, J., not participating) John Nichols and Kelly Arnold for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel; George Hearn for respondent. S.C. S. Ct.