On Tuesday, June 20. 2023, the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma suspended Kassie Nicole McCoy for driving under the influence.

The case is entitled “State of Oklahoma ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association v. Kassie Nicole McCoy,” with case no. 7414.

In a notice of criminal conviction, it was reported that the respondent pleaded guilty to the offense of driving under the influence, which is classified as a misdemeanor. The respondent’s arrest took place due to operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .186, surpassing the legal limit.

The Notice of Criminal Conviction states:

“On August 30, 2022, Kassie Nicole McCoy entered a plea of Guilty to the misdemeanor crime of Driving Under the Influence (1st), a misdemeanor, CO Code 42-4- 1301(I)(a), committed on or about the 8th day of April 2022. On April 8, 2022, at approximately 11:31 p.m., the Respondent was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol while having a BAC of .186. The Colorado Court sentenced Respondent to 12 months of probation, 48 hours of public service, an alcohol evaluation, restitution to the Grand Junction Police Department, and participation in MADD Victim Impact Panel.”

The Bar Disciplinary Proceedings state:

“She pleaded guilty to Actual Physical Control (misdemeanor), as the District Attorney dismissed the DUI charge. Respondent admits that she entered a plea of guilty and a finding of guilt was deferred for three years from May 7, 2021, to May 7, 2024, with rules and conditions of probation ordered by the district court. 1 Probation included requiring Respondent to write an apology letter to the Claremore Police Department, complete all Bar Association requirements, and continue with current alcohol treatments.”

The respondent, representing herself, filed a brief with the court in which she acknowledged the wrongfulness of her actions based upon excessive alcohol use and accepted full responsibility. She does not challenge the finding that the crime demonstrates her unfitness to practice law. She does not seek a hearing before the Professional Responsibility Tribunal. Respondent offers evidence in mitigation and requested the court impose appropriate and fair discipline, which she believes is no discipline or a deferment of discipline during treatment. In lieu of this, the court decided to suspend the respondent from the practice of law.

The Disposition states:

“Respondent is suspended from the practice of law for two years from the date of this opinion with reinstatement upon successful completion of her Oklahoma and Colorado probationary requirements.”

Ms. McCoy practices in Claremore, Oklahoma. He is licensed in Oklahoma. His info can be found on Linkedin.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.