Jacksonville attorney publicly reprimanded following guilty plea after traffic stop and arrest

By Karen Kidd | Feb 13, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Jacksonville attorney Dana Rachel Price has been publicly reprimanded following a Dec. 14 Florida Supreme Court order after pleading guilty to driving with a suspended license, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

TALLAHASSEE — Jacksonville attorney Dana Rachel Price has been publicly reprimanded following a Dec. 14 Florida Supreme Court order after pleading guilty to driving with a suspended license, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Price also was ordered to contact a lawyers assistance program for an evaluation within 30 days of the court's order and to pay a little more than $1,761 in costs.

The state bar announced the discipline and the Supreme Court's order on Jan. 29

Price was admitted to the bar in Florida on Oct. 1, 2007, according to her profile at the state bar website. Price has had no other discipline before the state bar for at least 10 years, according to her profile.

The events that reportedly led to Price's guilty plea are detailed in the consent judgment filed with the court. The consent judgment also includes Price's conditional guilty plea.

Price was stopped in traffic by a police officer Feb. 16 when she told the officer that she did not have any identification, according to the consent judgment. "At the time of the traffic stop, (Price's) license was suspended and had been since March 2016 for too many points," the consent judgment said.

"(Price) also had a seize tag order in place since February 2016. After (Price) was detained, officers discovered her purse in the car which contained her identification."

Price was arrested, taken to Duval County Jail, and charged with driving with license suspended, running a stop sign and having an expired tag, according to the consent judgment. After arriving at the jail, a search of Price's purse turned up a hollowed-out E-cigarette with THC oil inside, for which she was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana and introduction of contraband in a correctional facility, according to the consent judgment.

Price ultimately pled guilty to driving with a suspended license and the other charges were diverted, according to the consent judgment.

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