Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (11/15/99)

11/15/1999
 
 

The judge magistrated and secured the release of his son. [Violation of Canon 2A of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (11/15/99)

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

11/15/1999
 
 

Although no case was pending in the judge’s court, the judge telephoned and personally met with a landlord to encourage the landlord to resolve the dispute with the tenant, and issued to the landlo...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge (10/25/99)

10/25/1999
 
 

The judge telephoned a traffic defendant, who had requested a jury trial, in an effort to avoid conducting a jury trial. Subsequently, the judge telephoned the defendant on three occasions to expla...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10/22/99)

10/22/1999
 
 

The judge inappropriately refused a defendant’s request to contact an attorney when the defendant was brought before the judge for magistration in a criminal proceeding. Instead, the judge asked if...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (10/04/99)

10/04/1999
 
 

The judge’s son-in-law and the son-in-law’s acquaintance approached the judge about filing criminal charges against a person who allegedly assaulted the son-in-law and the acquaintance in the same ...

Private Warning of a Title IV-D Master (10/04/99)

10/04/1999
 
 

The master limited an attorney’s ability to practice law in the master’s court and advised the attorney that he intended to treat the attorney differently than other attorneys appearing in the cour...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (09/19/00)

 
 

The judge acted without legal authority when he granted deferred adjudication without requiring a traffic defendant to enter a plea, then ordered the defendant to pay a fine. When the defendant di...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10/28/00)

 
 

When the judge refused to grant a litigant a default judgment for unpaid rent, the judge erroneously relied on legal authority that was no longer in effect at the time of trial. As a result, the ju...