Honorable William V. James

 Municipal Court Judge, Brazoria, Brazoria County, Texas
 CJC No. 08-0760-MU

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (01/22/09)


The judge failed to comply with the Code of Criminal Procedure when handling an attorney’s timely written requests to appeal his clients’ traffic cases. Instead, the judge had the clients served w...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (01/21/09)


Following an argument with an individual in the judge’s office, the judge caused the individual to be detained in county jail on a contempt of court charge, which was later changed to a disorderly ...

Honorable Amado J. Abascal, III

 Judge of the 365th Judicial District Court, Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas
 CJC Nos. 05-0406-DI, 05-0475-DI, 06-0471-DI, 06-0520-DI, 07-0614-DI, and 07-0701-DI

Honorable George Boyett

 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, College Station, Brazos County, Texas
 CJC No. 08-0474-JP

Honorable Tom Gray

 Chief Justice, 10th Court of Appeals
 CJC No. 08-0687-AP

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace. (12/18/08)


Because of prior dealings with a member of a local defense firm, the judge criticized an attorney from that firm who had asked for a continuance in his client’s traffic case, questioning his profes...

Private Warning of a Municipal Court Judge. (12/18/08)


After her mother-in-law received a traffic citation, the judge wrote a letter to and telephoned another court in an attempt to resolve the case and obtain favorable treatment for her relative. [Vio...