Judge finds Macon lawyer guilty of three counts of contempt of court
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Macon lawyer was found guilty of three counts of contempt of court Thursday.
According to Frank Hogue, Veronica Brinson’s attorney, Bibb Superior Court Judge Tilman Self wrote 10 citations for criminal contempt she allegedly committed. Hogue says Superior Court Judge John Allen from Columbus found her not guilty on seven counts.
Hogue tells 41NBC the three counts Brinson was found guilty of relate to submitting court filings in Frank Reeves’ murder case after the date of the amended order from Bibb Superior Court Judge Howard Simms that prohibited her from filing anything.
Brinson was representing Reeves until Simms removed her from the case in September. She told 41NBC the judge called her “ineffective” as an attorney. Reeves is accused of fatally shooting a woman at a Macon gas station in 2012.
Hogue says Brinson was sentenced to four days in jail or she could pay a $250 fine and won’t have to serve the prison sentence per charge. That would add up to 12 days in jail or a $750 fine. He adds they have a week to decide if they want to appeal the decision.
According to Hogue, if Brinson wins the appeal she won’t have to pay the fine or serve jail time.