FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Admonition of a Former Municipal Judge. (05/17/10)

05/17/2010
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when he found a juvenile’s father in contempt of court and had him arrested before the time for com...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace. (04/21/10)

04/21/2010
 
 

The judge, while acting as a magistrate, (a) routinely advised defendants of his opinion that a local towing company was charging excessive fees; (b) directed defendants to file complaints with loc...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Judge. (04/01/10)

04/01/2010
 
 

The judge persistently failed to follow the law and demonstrated a pattern of failure to maintain professional competence in the law when he (a) granted deferred disposition to Commercial Driver’s ...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Judge. (3/30/10)

03/30/2010
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when he denied the first recusal motion on its merits instead of referring the motion to the presiding j...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (3/10/10)

03/10/2010
 
 

The judge acted improperly in a truancy case when she (a) engaged in various ex parte communications with individuals regarding the merits of the pending case; (b) directed family members to meet i...

Private Admonition of a District Judge. (3/3/10).

03/03/2010
 
 

The judge failed to accord a divorce petitioner the right to be heard when she dismissed his divorce petition for “want of prosecution” on two separate occasions without giving him the opportunity ...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (2/24/10).

02/24/2010
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to demonstrate professional competence in the law by (1) consolidating five separate Class C misdemeanor charges (bad checks) against a defendant ...

Private Reprimand of a District Judge. (2/3/10).

02/03/2010
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law by detaining certain juvenile non-offenders in a local juvenile detention center. [Violations of C...