FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (01/19/05)

01/19/2005
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when he issued criminal process for defendants in civil cases, and summoned them to court with a sh...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (12/21/04).

12/21/2004
 
 

Based on a complaint filed by his clerk, the judge issued an arrest warrant without analyzing the complaint to determine if probable cause existed. The Commission concluded from the judge’s conduc...

Private Admonition of a District Judge (12/21/04).

12/21/2004
 
 

The judge acted in a biased manner by appointing her friend and former colleague as special prosecutor in a high profile criminal case after the attorney had previously represented the judge in a m...

Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge (11/18/04).

11/18/2004
 
 

The judge allowed an attorney who regularly practices in his court to office in his building and perform legal work for his company, conveying the impression that the attorney was in a special posi...

Private Admonition of a District Judge (11/18/04)

11/18/2004
 
 

The judge leased office space to an attorney who regularly practiced in his court, conveying or permitting others to convey the impression that the attorney was in a special position to influence t...

Private Warning of a County Judge (11/18/04)

11/18/2004
 
 

Using county letterhead, the judge wrote a letter to a U.S. Senator regarding a private dispute. The letterhead included the judge’s full name and title, listed the names of the county commissione...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (09/09/04)

09/09/2004
 
 

The judge failed to maintain an accurate bookkeeping and accounting system in his court and failed to timely and properly account for and deposit monies collected by his court, indicating a lack of...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (09/09/04)

09/09/2004
 
 

The judge’s actions regarding the adjudication of a defendant’s case, particularly his telephone call to the defendant requesting her to appear before him and his actions in reducing an assault cha...