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...

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...