FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2017
Contact: Alberto Rodriguez
Mollie A. Kesler of Scottsdale Suspended After Felony DUI Conviction
PHOENIX – Nov. 14, 2017 – Scottsdale attorney Mollie A. Kesler was suspended from the practice of law for one year after being convicted of four counts of felony DUI.
On April 4, 2016, Kesler was convicted of Aggravated Driving or Actual Physical Control While Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Drugs—Class 4 Felonies. She was sentenced on May 24, 2016 to serve four months in jail and three years of probation with fines and counseling.
On March 1, 2017, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court issued an order placing Mollie A. Kesler of Scottsdale on interim suspension during the Bar's investigation.
An aggravation/mitigation hearing was held on Aug. 14, 2017 and Kesler did not appear. She also failed to answer, or otherwise defend, against the allegations in the Bar's complaint, which led to default and were therefore deemed admitted.
Kesler's one year suspension was effective Nov. 7, 2017. She was ordered to serve a two-year probation period upon reinstatement and was ordered to the costs and expenses incurred by the State Bar of Arizona.
Consumers may report attorney misconduct by calling the State Bar of Arizona Attorney/Consumer Assistance Program (A/CAP) hotline at 602.340.7280.
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