Public Defender’s Drug Charges Reduced In Baton Rouge
Last month, an East Baton Rouge lawyer attempted to enter a Louisiana State Penitentiary with drugs in his suit jacket. Nelvil Hollingsworth was booked late last month for introduction of contraband into a penal institution.
The felony charge was reduced to a charge of simple possession in a plea bargain set up by District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla. Greg Rome, Hollingsworth's attorney, said Hollingsworth is "extremely embarrassed and extremely sorry and remorseful."
Judge William G. Carmichael deferred Hollingsworth's sentencing for a year on the conditions that he pay over $500 dollars in fines, perform 4 days of public service and submit to substance abuse and random drug screenings.