A New York state court on Thursday suspended Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani from practicing law. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, had peddled false and misleading comments over widespread voter fraud on behalf of Trump, who lost the 2020 presidential election.

"We conclude that there is uncontroverted evidence that respondent communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump's failed effort at reelection in 2020," read the 33-page New York Supreme Court's appellate division's decision.

Giuliani, 77, claimed without evidence that voter fraud was prominent in Georgia, citing without evidence that voting machines were rigged.

"We conclude that respondent's conduct immediately threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law, pending further proceedings," the decision read.

In January, voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems sued Giuliani and others for more than $1.3 billion in a defamation suit.

Giuliani, who once served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is also under federal investigation for potential violations of foreign lobbying laws related to his work tied to Ukraine.

Giuliani's lawyers, John Leventhal and Barry Kamins, said in a statement that they "are disappointed with the Appellate Division, First Department's decision suspending Mayor Giuliani prior to being afforded a hearing on the issues that are alleged. This is unprecedented as we believe that our client does not pose a present danger to the public interest. We believe that once the issues are fully explored at a hearing Mr. Giuliani will be reinstated as a valued member of the legal profession that he has served so well in his many capacities for so many years."

According to the court’s ruling, Giuliani admitted that some of the statements he made were untrue but claimed he didn't knowingly make false statements. He failed to prove sources for claims about the 800 to 6,000 dead people, he alleged voted in Georgia in the 2020 election.

"We find that there is evidence of continuing misconduct, the underlying offense is incredibly serious, and the uncontroverted misconduct in itself will likely result in substantial permanent sanctions at the conclusion of these disciplinary proceedings," the decision read.

"The seriousness of respondent's uncontroverted misconduct cannot be overstated," the court concluded. "This country is being torn apart by continued attacks on the legitimacy of the 2020 election and of our current president, Joseph R. Biden. The hallmark of our democracy is predicated on free and fair elections. False statements intended to foment a loss of confidence in our elections and resulting loss of confidence in government generally damage the proper functioning of a free society."

The court also found that Giuliani continued to make false statements since the application for suspension of his license.