Private Admonition and Order of Additional education of a Justice of Peace (8/8/17)

08/08/2017
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and maintain professional competence in the law when he failed to timely forward an eviction defendant’s appeal to the county court. [Violation of Canon 3B(2) of...

Private Warning and Order of Addiotinal Education of a Justice of the Peace (8/8/17)

08/08/2017
 
 

The judge exhibited bias and prejudice in the performance of her judicial duties against the alleged victim of an assault involving family violence when she: (1) stated that she was going to give t...

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (8/8/17)

08/08/2017
 
 

The judge failed to afford the State an opportunity to be heard when he failed to conduct an oral hearing before granting the co-defendants’ motions for community supervision as required by the Tex...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (7/17/17)

07/17/2017
 
 

The judge misused his position and the prestige of judicial office when he sent a letter on his official judicial letterhead to another court, asking for help with his bailiff’s speeding ticket. T...

Private Reprimand of a District Court Judge (6/20/17)

06/20/2017
 
 

The judge knowingly and recklessly misrepresented facts concerning the specific class of cases pending in his court, and made pledges or promises concerning how he would handle “judicial bypass req...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of JP (6/12/17)

06/12/2017
 
 

The judge improperly allowed a relationship to influence his judicial conduct when he magistrated an acquaintance after business hours, who had been to the judge’s home “multiple times” and whom th...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge (5/30/17)

05/30/2017
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when he entered “cash only” bonds in violation of Article 17.02 of the Texas Code of Criminal Proce...

Hon. Jim L. Alford

03/28/2017
 Justice of the Peace, Franklin County, Texas
 CJC No. 16-0532-JP

Public Warning and Order of Additional Education