A West Virginia lawyer and former political candidate arrested after a shooting will keep his law license at least for now.
The state Office of Disciplinary Counsel had asked the Supreme Court to suspend Hiram Lewis temporarily.
The office withdrew that petition this week following Lewis' release on bond in the Clay County incident.
Lewis is accused of shooting Stephen Bogart on June 13 at a residence in Procious. Lewis is charged with malicious wounding and wanton endangerment.
The petition said Lewis could not represent his legal clients while in jail. Its withdrawal cancels an August hearing on the suspension request.
But the disciplinary counsel says Lewis remains under investigation in a pending ethics complaint.
Lewis has been a Republican candidate for state attorney general and U.S. Senate.