People v. Raines.
No. 20PDJ025. 4/27/2022. Revocation of Probation.
June 2, 2022
On April 27, 2022, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge issued an order revoking R. Alex Raines’s (attorney registration number 36610) two-year period of probation, lifting the stay on his six-month suspension, and suspending him for six months. The suspension took effect on May 11, 2022. After Raines serves his suspension and reinstates to the practice of law, he must serve a two-year probationary period in case number 22PDJ021 based on the same underlying misconduct.
In May 2020, Raines stipulated to a six-month suspension, all to be stayed on his successful completion of a two-year period of probation, which carried certain conditions, including that he violate no further Rules of Professional Conduct. During his period of probation, however, Raines abused his power as an assistant district attorney for the 12th Judicial District by engaging in a pattern of threatening behavior that prejudiced the proceedings and the administration of justice. Because Raines had thereby engaged in further misconduct in violation of his probationary terms, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge revoked Raines’s probation under CRCP 251.7(e).