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...

Private Admonition of a Municipal Judge. (12/06/06).

12/06/2006
 
 

The judge wrote a letter to the public housing authority, stating that he was a judge and criticizing his neighbor’s behavior. Shortly thereafter, the neighbor’s rental assistance was terminated b...

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

12/06/2006
 
 

The judge presided over an eviction case in which his law partner represented the defendant. The judge knew or should have known that, because he and defense counsel were law partners, a conflict ...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (10/31/06).

10/31/2006
 
 

The judge demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when, after sentencing a student for the offense of failure to attend school, he ordered successive “compliance hearings” over an...

Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge. (10/31/06).

10/31/2006
 
 

The judge made impatient and discourteous comments to a defendant, the defendant’s attorney, and a prosecutor when they appeared in court regarding the defendant’s probation revocation, and did so ...