Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (8/16/21)
The judge allowed her relationship with acquaintances to influence her judicial conduct and judgment, lent the prestige of her judicial office to advance the private interests of those acquaintances, and performed judicial duties with bias or prejudice, when she traveled to the scene of a traffic stop involving those persons, communicated with law enforcement on the scene, signed a blood draw warrant related to the stop and performed the magistration of one of the involved individuals at the hospital. [Violation of Canons 2B and 3B(5) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge. (8/16/21).