A St. Petersburg legal professional purchased a public reprimand this month from the purpose out Supreme Courtroom docket a few 2019 home violence incident together with his then-spouse that essential he attend a home violence intervention methodology.
The working day forward of that reprimand, the legal professional, Gregory Hoag, was arrested on a home violence cost involving his present girlfriend. It’s his third home violence arrest.
An arrest affidavit claims round 11 a.m. on Dec. 12, Hoag and his girlfriend of 11 months acquired into an argument at his residence. The affidavit by St. Petersburg police says when Hoag’s girlfriend defined she was more likely to get in contact with the legislation enforcement, Hoag “then grabbed the 2 of the sufferer’s arms and tried out to get the sufferer’s cell phone. (Hoag) pressed his forehead towards hers regardless that he continued to yell at her and forestall her from calling police.
“The sufferer sustained a seen hurt to her perfect arm during the incident.” Hoag was arrested on Dec. 15, posted $15,000 bond on Dec. 17 and has pleaded not responsible to witness tampering and felony battery. The battery value is a felony by Florida regulation given that Hoag has a previous conviction for misdemeanor home battery.
That prior conviction shouldn’t be from his March 2001 arrest on a misdemeanor battery value. Hoag pleaded not responsible, and inevitably entered a home violence deferred prosecution software on June 5, 2001. On the net Pinellas County courtroom information say Hoag achieved the kinfolk violence deferred prosecution program and the circumstance was dismissed. So Hoag formally didn’t have a battery conviction in Could probably 2019 when he absolutely commited battery in the direction of his partner and the mother of his just a few kids.
Hoag, now a well being care malpractice/specific private harm lawyer at Trentalange & Kelley, was a reputation husband or spouse at Masterton, Hoag & Smith in May 2019 when, in keeping with an arrest kind, he pushed his spouse, grabbed her by the throat, and prompted insignificant accidents to her applicable arm. Hoag pleaded no contest to misdemeanor home battery and obtained probation that related not ingesting alcoholic drinks, at present being on the market for random urine checks, and sure by means of the 29-7 days home violence intervention system. He achieved his probation on June 10, 2020.
Hoag admitted violating Florida Bar expert misconduct ideas. The situation Supreme Courtroom issued a common public reprimand and required Hoag to enter a 3-calendar 12 months rehabilitation contract with Florida Lawyer’s Help, which affords assist to legal professionals with substance abuse or psychological properly being challenges. The court docket signed the reprimand and get on Dec. 16. Hoag used that day in Pinellas County jail quickly after his most present arrest.
BY DAVID J. NEAL