MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - A Muskegon defense attorney is expected to plead guilty to drug charges, but will be allowed to continue representing a murder suspect in court.
Attorney Terry Nolan, 55, is expected to plead guilty as charged to cocaine use in June. He faces up to two years in prison when sentenced.
Nolan was arrested in February on charges of unlawful use of a controlled substance. On May 6, his law license was placed on "inactive status."
However, he was allowed to handle the murder case of Maurice Clemons, who allegedly shot and killed 19-year-old Brandon McPherson in 2010. Clemons entered a plea earlier this week and is scheduled to be sentenced June 17, the same day Nolan is expected to enter a plea. By waiting to enter his plea, Nolan will be sure his license to practice law will still be valid at his client's sentencing.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Tim Maat tells 24 Hour News 8 no plea offers have been made and no promises have been made to reduce Nolan's sentence.
A cocaine bust a decade ago cost Nolan his law license, which he regained in 2009.
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