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

01/25/2000
 
 

The judge attempted to mediate a private dispute, even though no case was pending in the judge’s court. Additionally, the judge engaged in ex parte communications with a law enforcement officer abo...

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

01/25/2000
 
 

After the judge’s court had lost jurisdiction over the civil case, the judge assisted the plaintiff in collecting on the judgment. Without holding a hearing, the judge held the defendant in contemp...

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

01/25/2000
 
 

During telephone calls with a litigant, the judge made disparaging comments about the litigant and told the litigant that the judge would throw the litigant in jail if the litigant came to the judg...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (01/25/00)

01/25/2000
 
 

Judge A wrote a letter on official court stationery to Judge B asking Judge B to allow Judge A’s son to take a driving safety course in lieu of fine. [Violation of Canon 2B of the Texas Code of Jud...

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...