Fayette County Lawyer Suspended
WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn.- A one year suspension has been handed down by the state board of professional responsibility for a Fayette County lawyer.
A release from the board showed the suspension for Terry Dycus of Somerville, included 45 days of active suspension with the remainder served on probation.
The suspension stems from a complaint filed last November, where he was accused of engaging in conversations of a sexual nature with criminal defendants while working as a prosecutor with the district attorney's office.
Dycus had entered a conditional guilty plea, admitting to a violation of the rules of professional conduct. He was also ordered to perform 10 hours of pro bono services and complete additional continuing legal education credits during the period of his probation. Finally, Dycus was ordered to contact the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program.