VIRGINIA:

BEFORE THE EIGHTH DISTRICT SUBCOMMITTEE

OF THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR



IN THE MATTER OF CHARLES R. ALLEN, JR.

VSB DOCKET NO. 01-080-0604 (VSB)



SUBCOMMITTEE DETERMINATION

(Public Reprimand)



On June 13, 2001, a meeting in this matter was held before a duly convened Eighth District Subcommittee consisting of H. David Natkin, Esquire, Mr. Martin Lightsey, (lay member), and N. Douglas Noland, Jr., Esquire, Chair presiding.



Pursuant to Virginia Supreme Court Rules of Court Part 6, Section IV, 13(B)(5)(c)(ii)(d) and Council Rule of Disciplinary Procedure IV(B)(4), the Eighth District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar hereby serves upon the Respondent, Charles R. Allen, Jr., the following Public Reprimand:



I. FINDINGS OF FACT

1. At all times material to these allegations, the Respondent, Charles R. Allen, Jr., hereinafter "Respondent", has been an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.



2. On or before March 2, 2000, an individual dropped off at Respondent's law office an envelope for Respondent's client Sharif Malik, who was then in the Roanoke jail.



3. On March 2, 2000, Respondent visited his client Sharif Malik in the Roanoke jail and delivered the envelope to him. Within the envelope were one or more smaller envelopes each containing twenty (20) cigarettes.



4. The delivery of articles to prisoners without permission of the jailor was in violation of 18.2-474 of the Code of Virginia. Portions of said statute prohibiting such delivery were conspicuously posted in the jail.



II. NATURE OF MISCONDUCT



The Subcommittee finds that such conduct on the part of Respondent constitutes misconduct in violation of the following Rules of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct:



RULE 8.4 Misconduct

It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to:



III. PUBLIC REPRIMAND



Accordingly, it is the decision of the Subcommittee to impose a Public Reprimand on Respondent, Charles R. Allen, Jr., and he is so reprimanded.



EIGHTH DISTRICT SUBCOMMITTEE

By

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Subcommittee Chair

 

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE



I certify that I have this ______day of _________, 2001 mailed by CERTIFIED MAIL-- RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED, a true and correct copy of the executed Subcommittee Determination (Public Reprimand ) to Charles R. Allen, Jr. at 120 Church Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24011-1906, his last address of record with the Virginia State Bar, and to his counsel of record, Richard Lee Lawrence, Esquire, 1031 First Street SW, P.O. Box 2320, Roanoke, VA 24010-2320.



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Paul D. Georgiadis

Assistant Bar Counsel