FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (10/31/06).

10/31/2006
 
 

The judge demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when, after sentencing a student for the offense of failure to attend school, he ordered successive “compliance hearings” over an...

Private Warning of a District Judge (10/21/05)

10/21/2006
 
 

The judge was overheard loudly criticizing a colleague for not recusing himself from a case involving the judge’s child. [Violation of Canon 2B of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Warn...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Former Justice of the Peace. (10/04/06)

10/04/2006
 
 

The judge failed to timely execute the business of the court by allowing a defendant’s traffic case to remaining pending for over fifteen months without disposition. Further, the judge’s court rec...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a County Judge. (08/31/06)

08/31/2006
 
 

The judge permitted the local county attorney to generate and provide court referral forms to defendants in plea bargain cases, directing them to take domestic violence and other classes, without p...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (07/27/06)

07/27/2006
 
 

The judge demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when she went forward with a trial and found a traffic defendant guilty in absentia, then issued an arrest warrant against the de...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Judge. (07/10/06)

07/10/2006
 
 

The judge demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when he dismissed a traffic defendant’s speeding ticket without a motion from the prosecutor and based on erroneous representatio...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (06/15/06)

06/15/2006
 
 

The judge demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when he failed to announce his ruling in open court, as required by Rule 557 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. [Violation o...

]. Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (05/24/06)

05/24/2006
 
 

The judge demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when he failed to comply with the procedural requirements set out in the Texas Property Code, the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure,...