Private Reprimand of a County Criminal Court at Law Judge (02/12/04)

02/12/2004
 
 

The judge filed a grievance against defense counsel which was motivated, in part, by his expressed desire to get “aggressive” with counsel. Additionally, the judge ordered an additional, more oner...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (02/02/04)

02/02/2004
 
 

The judge improperly handled several aspects of a civil suit filed in the judge’s court, including the failure to timely issue citation, the failure to document the sending of hearing notices, and ...

Honorable Roy W. Richard

01/28/2004
 Municipal Court Judge, Garden Ridge, Comal County, Texas
 CJC No. 02-0676-MU

Private Admonition of a District Judge (01/15/04)

01/15/2004
 
 

During a summary judgment hearing in a suit on a note, the judge failed to accord plaintiffs respect and dignity when he disparaged them in court by comparing them and their legal claims to “Scroog...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (01/15/04)

01/15/2004
 
 

The judge engaged in an improper ex parte communication when he placed phone calls and considered testimony from witnesses who were not before the court. [Violation of Canon 6C(2) of the Texas Code...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (01/02/04)

01/02/2004
 
 

The judge’s arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated became publicly known in his community. Although no criminal charges were ever filed against him in connection with this incident, the...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (11/28/03)

11/28/2003
 
 

The judge inappropriately adjudicated a matter in which his grandson was the defendant. Additionally, the judge, on an infrequent basis, set bonds over the telephone. [Violation of Canons 2B, 3B(...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (11/28/03)

11/28/2003
 
 

The judge improperly adjudicated a matter in which her husband was the defendant, and subsequently adjudicated a matter in which a defendant was an employee of business in which the judge has an ow...