Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (01/25/00)

01/25/2000
 
 

The judge improperly conducted “informal” peace bond hearings without requiring cash and/or a surety bond, engaged in improper ex parte communications, and used the prestige of her office to influe...

Private Order of Additional Education of Justice of the Peace (12/27/99)

12/27/1999
 
 

The judge permitted the court staff to telephone a traffic defendant to attempt to persuade the defendant to waive the right to a trial. In a separate case, the judge negotiated a plea bargain agre...

Private Order of Additional Education of Justice of the Peace (12/27/99)

12/27/1999
 
 

The judge improperly ordered a young man to remove his earring or leave the premises of the courthouse. [Violation of Canon 2A of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Order of Additional E...

Private Order of Additional Education of Justice of the Peace (12/27/99)

12/27/1999
 
 

The judge failed to accept take-home video driving safety instruction as a valid prerequisite for dismissing traffic citations. The judge required qualified traffic defendants to complete defensive...

Private Warning of a Former Associate Judge (12/17/99)

12/17/1999
 
 

The judge made improper comments to an attorney, including a threat to take retaliatory action against the attorney. [Violation of Canons 2A, 3B(4) and 3B(5) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.]...

Private Reprimand of a County Court at Law Judge (12/17/99)

12/17/1999
 
 

The judge consumed an excessive amount of alcohol while attending a social gathering of a local bar association and, during that gathering, urinated into a garbage receptacle located in an open are...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge (12/17/99)

12/17/1999
 
 

The judge erroneously assessed fines in water district ordinance cases and wrongly held hearings on an “instanter” basis. [Violation of Canon 2A of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct and Article V...

Private Warning and Order of Education of Justice of the Peace (11/15/99)

11/15/1999
 
 

The judge accepted personal property from a criminal defendant in lieu of payment of court costs. [Violation of Canon 2A of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Warning and Order of Educat...