On May 4, 2005, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals revised the permanent disciplinary record of Port Aransas attorney Jack Wendell Frieze, 59, SBOT Card No. 07477000. On May 7, 1996, Frieze was convicted of Indecency with a Child younger than 17 years, a third degree felony, and an intentional crime as defined in the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, in Cause No. F-9531267-HQ styled, The State of Texas v. Jack W. Frieze, in the 204 th District Court of Dallas County, Texas. On October 18, 1996 The Board of Disciplinary Appeals ordered that Frieze serve an interlocutory suspension during the appeal of the conviction in BODA Cause number 10146. The Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas in Cause No. 05-96-01381-CR reversed his criminal conviction and remanded the matter for a new trial on July 17, 1998. As a result, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals terminated Frieze’s interlocutory suspension of 21 months. As a result of the new trial, Frieze was placed on two years’ deferred adjudication on July 15, 2002. On July 15, 2004, Frieze completed the two years of community supervision and was discharged from deferred adjudication. Frieze’s disciplinary and membership records will be revised to reflect the prior active suspension from the practice of law from October 19, 1996 until July 22, 1998.

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Compulsory Discipline
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Suspended for the Term of Probation
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