Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace. (05/07/07)

05/07/2007
 
 

With no complaint filed in her court, and without legal authority, the judge summoned her in-laws and another couple to her office to explain peace bond procedures and attempt to mediate a criminal...

Private Reprimand of a Former District Judge. (05/07/07)

05/07/2007
 
 

During his campaign for re-election, the judge knowingly misrepresented that he was endorsed by a group of local judges, when he knew or should have known the judges had disclaimed such an endorsem...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (03/23/07)

03/23/2007
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and maintain professional competence in the law when she telephone the jail to set a bond for a defendant, who was then allowed to be released without first ...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace. (03/23/07)

03/23/2007
 
 

The judge issued a peace bond without conducting a hearing and without otherwise following procedures set forth in the Code of Criminal Procedure based on complaints filed by an individual with who...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (03/23/07)

03/23/2007
 
 

The judge presided over the magistration of a defendant who had been arrested based on a criminal complaint filed by the judge’s son. The defendant had been charged with unlawful restraint of a ch...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (03/01/07)

03/01/2007
 
 

The judge interceded in a dispute between two parties in a small claims suit and attempted to assist one of the parties collect on a debt. The judge’s involvement on the party’s behalf lent the pr...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (12/15/06).

12/15/2006
 
 

The judge signed a possession order in a child custody dispute, a matter that was outside the judge’s jurisdiction. [Violation of Canon 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Order...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace. (12/15/06).

12/15/2006
 
 

The judge personally endorsed an appeal bond refund check, which rightfully belonged to the judgment debtor, and turned the entire amount over to the judgment creditor. Furthermore, the judge pers...