In NY Violent Crimes Merit Disbarment Automatically as Attorney Steven M. Drapala Learned 

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All states should have a law in place that immediately disbars any attorney from be licensed upon a felony conviction. AND ...it should be permanent except in the most unusual and thoroughly vetted circumstances.

In NY Violent Crimes Merit Disbarment Automatically as Attorney Steven M. Drapala Learned

NY attorney Steven M. Drapala convicted of rape and other offenses has been disbarred by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department.

On November 21, 2014, the respondent pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court, Nassau County, to 10 felony counts as follows: rape in the first degree, a class B violent felony, in violation of Penal Law § 130.35(1); aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree, a class B violent felony, in violation of Penal Law § 130.70(1)(a); criminal sexual act in the first degree (two counts), a class B violent felony, in violation of Penal Law § 130.50(1); aggravated family offense, a class E felony, in violation of Penal Law § 240.75(1); strangulation in the second degree, a class D violent felony, in violation of Penal Law § 121.12; aggravated criminal contempt, a class D felony, in violation of Penal Law § 215.52(1); criminal contempt in the first degree, a class E felony, in violation of Penal Law § 215.51(b)(v); unlawful imprisonment in the first degree, a class E felony, in violation of Penal Law § 135.10; and assault in the second degree, a class D violent felony, in violation of Penal Law § 120.05(6). On May 1, 2015, the respondent was sentenced, inter alia, to 5 years of imprisonment and a 10-year period of postrelease supervision.

Disbarment was automatic as a result of the felony conviction.

Source: Professional Legal Blog