The criminal trial of a Towson lawyer accused of stealing money from four of his clients has been postponed.
Peter M. Callegary, whose case was scheduled for Tuesday, will now go to trial Jan. 27 in Baltimore County Circuit Court. Alvin A. Alston, Callegary’s public defender, said he wanted to “sit and talk with his client” about the case.
Callegary was indicted in August on four counts of felony theft and four counts of misdemeanor misappropriation of funds. The alleged crimes took place between September 2005 and July 2008.
The Court of Appeals disbarred Callegary by consent earlier this year. The Attorney Grievance Commission had filed a complaint for disciplinary action against Callegary in October 2009.
Each felony count carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in jail and a $250,000 fine; each misdemeanor count carries a maximum penalty of five years in jail. Callegary was released on $10,000 bond in August.