KEY POINTS

  • A Florida lawyer, 40, is facing permanent disbarment after she rammed her car into her ex-husband's house last year
  • The woman continued to harass her former husband and his girlfriend and spit on a deputy
  • The woman was found guilty of a number of crimes, including assault and domestic violence

A 40-year-old lawyer from Orlando, Florida, is facing permanent disbarment after she was arrested for ramming her SUV into her ex-husband's house in 2020 and continued to harass him and his girlfriend despite being ordered by the court not to contact them after her release, documents showed.

Francine Blair Bogumil was found guilty of one count each of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a law enforcement officer and domestic violence battery as well as two counts each of violating a domestic violence restraining order and criminal mischief, the Miami Herald reported. 

The state's Supreme Court suspended her from the Florida Bar in a March 31 order, and 19th Judicial Circuit Judge Daryl Jay, who was assigned by the high court to make a disciplinary recommendation on Bogumil, recommended her "immediate disbarment" in a 12-page report dated May 3.

Bogumil was also recommended to pay $1,753.60 to cover the costs associated with the investigation.

The charges and complaints stemmed from an incident that occurred on April 30, 2020, where Bogumil drove her Land Rover into the back of a rented GMC Yukon parked in her ex-husband's driveway at approximately 3:30 a.m., sending the GMC SUV into the garage door. She exchanged face slaps with her former husband and hurled objects at his girlfriend's sedan, shattering the vehicle's windows.

Shortly before police arrived, Bogumil reportedly yelled, "I will kill you, b---h!" at the girlfriend. She then told an Orange County deputy, "No. F--k you!" and spat at him after he asked her to stop shouting at him when he was attempting to talk to her ex-husband. 

Bogumil was set free on May 3, 2020, after posting bond and violated standard no-contact orders six days later on May 9.

According to court documents, Bogumil contacted her ex-husband and left social media messages for his girlfriend, including one that said, "next is your mom and pops. I'd back the f--k off if I were u. Just saying. You've been warned to stay away from my kids."

Prosecutors motioned for her bond to be revoked, but a judge instead ordered her to undergo inpatient treatment.

Court documents included a November flier Bogumil had made and threatened to post at local establishments, which contained a picture of her two kids and an unlabeled picture of her former husband with a claim that the kids have not been seen by Bogumil since May 4.

A follow-up text message read, "And each and every day as my heart bleeds without my kids, your life will become uglier and uglier because this is YOUR choice...you want war, you’ve got WAR…I chose peace…you didn’t oblige. You can blame yourself because I’m JUST getting started with the ways I can ruin u…I WILL f--k up your world up unless you surrender. I’m not backing down this time. S----s bout to get ugly."

Bogumil was arrested on Nov. 25, 2020. Despite leaving her two kids, aged 5 and 11, alone at home during the ramming incident, she was not charged with child neglect. 

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