Attorney Pleads Guilty to Reduced Charges

Attorney Pleads Guilty to Reduced Charges

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Suspended defense attorney Geoffrey Clark has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in his drug, perjury and assault cases.

Clark entered the pleas Thursday and 2nd District Judge Parley Baldwin set sentencing for Aug. 28.

Clark, 39, pleaded guilty to class A misdemeanor assault and third-degree felony charges of attempted perjury, attempted solicitation of drugs and possession of methamphetamine.

The assault charges stemmed from a Nov. 4, 2004, confrontation in Clark's North Ogden home with his then-girlfriend. Injuries were minor. Clark and the woman later married but are now estranged.

The incident was captured on video by a security camera Clark kept in his living room, officials said.

The attempted perjury charged stemmed from his flawed testimony in a small-claims court case last June regarding back pay owed a former employee.

The drug charges resulted from a Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force sting in November in North Ogden. Agents said Clark offered to trade legal services for methamphetamine.

Also Thursday, a hearing earlier in the day in 2nd District Court in Farmington was continued to Aug. 4 on Clark's probation status regarding a drug case from last year in Kaysville.

His Weber County arrest on new drug charges possibly violates the terms of his probation in the Davis drug case.

Clark pleaded guilty March 18, 2004, to driving under the influence of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, interfering with a legal arrest and driving on a revoked driver license in a speeding incident on U.S. 89 in Kaysville on Jan. 18, 2004. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Clark was suspended from the practice of law in December 2004 shortly after his arrest on the Weber drug charges.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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