Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (01/16/02)

01/16/2002
 
 

During a hearing involving a juvenile defendant charged with a traffic offense, the judge made inappropriately sarcastic comments to the defendant. The judge then followed the juvenile defendant a...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (11/09/01)

11/09/2001
 
 

The judge confiscated a defendant’s shotgun as surety for payment of a $300.00 fine. The judge’s action was without legal authority. [Violation of Canon 2A of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] ...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (11/01/01)

11/01/2001
 
 

The judge magistrated two defendants on a number of charges, including for the aggravated assault of the judge’s relative. The judge was required by law to disqualify himself from matters involvin...

Private Warning of a District Court Judge (10/29/01)

10/29/2001
 
 

The judge engaged in willful or persistent conduct that cast public discredit upon the judiciary when he used initials instead of proper names in the style of his divorce petition in an effort to p...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10/28/01)

10/28/2001
 
 

The judge took no action for eighteen (18) months on a traffic case pending in the judge’s court after the judge voluntarily recused from the case. After a trial was finally held, presided over by...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10/17/01)

10/17/2001
 
 

The judge improperly issued an arrest warrant in a case in which the judge was the victim of the alleged crime. As the victim, the judge’s judgment would necessarily be affected, rendering the jud...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10/17/01)

10/17/2001
 
 

The defendant, who had been served with a summons to appear for trial the Friday evening before the Monday morning hearing, made an oral request for a continuance in order to obtain additional time...

Private Warning of a Former Municipal Judge (08/20/01)

08/20/2001
 
 

The judge was rude, undignified and discourteous toward court staff, which is inconsistent with the proper performance of the judge’s duties. [Violation of Canon 3B(4) of the Texas Code of Judicial...