Texas Lawyer Sentenced To Prison In Meth Conspiracy . . . Can Resume Practice In Three Years

Attorney Bryan Lee Simmons, 50, has been sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. What is most striking is that Simmons cannot engage in the practice of law for three years. However, while unlikely to resume practicing in that time, it is a striking contrast to the alleged misconduct.

From July 2019 to August 2019, Simmons was part of a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Cass County Jail. He used attorney-client meetings to distribute the drugs while, on at least one occasion, traveling with a Colt MK IV .45 caliber pistol.

The plea agreement will result in the dismissal of a number of counts including two linked to the weapon.

Since his sentence is for four years, the three year bar on practicing law is likely to be easily satisfied. What would be interesting is whether advising other inmates as a “jailhouse lawyer” would be included.  That is not necessarily “practicing law” since he is not filing papers or standing in a formal representational capacity. Moreover, he is free to represent himself in filings as an individual.

10 thoughts on “Texas Lawyer Sentenced To Prison In Meth Conspiracy . . . Can Resume Practice In Three Years”

  1. The DOJ has more proof of the culpability, nay, guilt of Hunter and Joe Biden.

    There is absolute empirical photographic and e-mail evidence that the entire Biden family is guilty of abuse of power, influence peddling, money laundering et al.

    If authorities will not prosecute the Bidens, they should let this poor, pitiful soul go.

    P.S. Laws prohibiting substance ingestion did not exist prior to ~ 1930 and are patently unconstitutional; reference the 9th and 10th Amendments.

  2. Why not? In Florida and California, we have “illegal” immigrants who have been sworn in as attorneys.

    How do attorneys, who already are mistrusted by most people, expect to get any trust back?

  3. However, a Bush DOJ attorney can commit legal malpractice by green lighting torture and be promoted to a federal appeals court. Torture also betrays the Oath of Office (Article VI of the U.S. Constitution and Title 5 US Code 3331). So the U.S. Department of Justice is penalizing a lesser crime than their fellow DOJ attorneys.

  4. Couldn’t he be disbarred as well? Committing crimes while practicing lawyer functions certainly sounds like a disbarment necessity.

    1. Must be a pretty good lawyer to harangue such a settlement for himself. Hasn’t it been said; “that he would be a fool by representing himself”?

  5. Texas:. “Ain’t no sunshine till we’re gone.”
    “All my ex is live in Texas.”
    “Went in dumb, come out dumb too ”
    “North of Mexico but south of the border.”
    “Send lawyers, guns, and money. Lard: get me outta dis.”
    “Where have all the Flowers gone? Long time passing!”

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