Location: Point Harbor
Bar membership: Member since 1992
Disciplinary action: Suspended from the practice of law until further notice on Oct. 23
Background: On Aug. 28, Hayes pleaded guilty in Currituck County Superior Court to felony possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. The State Bar intends to file a formal complaint against Hayes alleging violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct based on the conduct underlying the plea. The suspension is effective until the conclusion of all disciplinary matters pending before the bar related to Hayes’ conviction.
Previous discipline: None