After an altercation with her boyfriend in which both parties suffered minor injuries and a gun was accidentally discharged, (1) respondent was charged with third-degree domestic violence, (2) she self-reported the charge and was placed on interim suspension, (3) she entered into a monitoring contract with Lawyers Helping Lawyers (LHL), (4) she successfully completed an intensive outpatient program with Prisma Health Behavioral Care Day Treatment, (5) the charge against her was dismissed and (6) the charge was expunged from her public record.
Under these circumstances, we accept the parties’ agreement for discipline by consent and suspend respondent from the practice of law for six months, retroactive to the date of her interim suspension. Should respondent be reinstated to the practice of law, she shall be required to enter into a two-year monitoring agreement with LHL, the terms of which shall include random drug and alcohol screening and regular attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. She shall also be required to provide quarterly reports from her treating provider regarding her diagnosis, treatment compliance, and prognosis for a period of two years.
In re Perkins (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-043-22, 3 pp.) (Per Curiam) John Nichols and Jamie Wilson for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel; George Pappas for respondent. S.C. S. Ct.