Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace. (12/06/06).


The judge presided over an eviction case in which his law partner represented the defendant. The judge knew or should have known that, because he and defense counsel were law partners, a conflict ...

Private Admonition of a Municipal Judge. (12/06/06).


The judge wrote a letter to the public housing authority, stating that he was a judge and criticizing his neighbor’s behavior. Shortly thereafter, the neighbor’s rental assistance was terminated b...

Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge. (10/31/06).


The judge made impatient and discourteous comments to a defendant, the defendant’s attorney, and a prosecutor when they appeared in court regarding the defendant’s probation revocation, and did so ...

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


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)


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)


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...

Honorable Leonardo Santoya

 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas
 CJC No. 06-0064-JP

Honorable Don Windle

 County Probate Court, Denton, Denton County, Texas
 CJC Nos. 05-0847-CC and 06-0164-CC