Rule 14-606. Prior discipline orders.

Absent aggravating or mitigating circumstances, upon application of the factors set out in Rule 14-604, the following principles generally apply in cases involving prior discipline.

(a) The district court or Supreme Court may impose further sanctions upon a lawyer who violates the terms of a prior disciplinary order.

(b) When a lawyer engages in misconduct similar to that for which the lawyer has previously been disciplined, the appropriate sanction will generally be one level more severe than the sanction the lawyer previously received, provided that the harm requisite for the higher sanction is present.