The former Winkler County Attorney who was taken to court had a resentencing hearing on Tuesday.
Scott Tidwell will spend the next 10 years on probation and about four months in jail.
We're told he will be out on a work release after the first 30 days behind bars.
So he'll alternate weeks in jail and out until his time is up.
A Midland woman filed a legal malpractice suit against Tidwell after she fell and injured her shoulder.
The lawsuit accuses Tidwell of negligence, legal malpractice, gross negligence, deceptive trade practices and fraud.