Honorable Bennie Ochoa, III

 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1, Port Isabel, Cameron County, Texas
 CJC No. 03-0149-JP

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10/29/02)


In adjudicating a truancy matter, the judge improperly applied certain provisions of both the Texas Education Code and the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, while failing to comply with other appli...

Honorable Diana Rodriguez

 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 1, Encinal, laSalle County, Texas
 CJC No. 02-0342-JP

Honorable Elihu Dodier

 Associate Municipal Court Judge, Houston, Harris County, Texas
 CJC No. 02-0343-MU

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (10/11/02)


The judge wrote a letter on official court stationery to the superintendent and board members of the Corpus Christi Independent School District, in which he criticized them for taking a certain act...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (07/12/02)


The judge, in an attempt to help a family with whom she was acquainted, became involved in a pending criminal case involving one of the family members. The judge discussed the merits of the case w...

Private Admonition of a Municipal Court Judge (06/25/02)


The judge found a courtroom spectator in direct contempt for the unauthorized practice of law, and ordered him to spend 72 hours in jail and pay a fine of $100. Instead of holding a hearing to det...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/21/02)


As a result of the judge’s off-the-bench conduct in connection with his consumption of alcoholic beverages and his inability to remain sober for any extended length of time, and following the judge...