FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (03/09/09)

03/09/2009
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law by: 1) issuing a capias pro fine warrant for a truant’s arrest for violating the terms of deferred dispo...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (01/22/09)

01/22/2009
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the Code of Criminal Procedure when handling an attorney’s timely written requests to appeal his clients’ traffic cases. Instead, the judge had the clients served w...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (01/21/09)

01/21/2009
 
 

Following an argument with an individual in the judge’s office, the judge caused the individual to be detained in county jail on a contempt of court charge, which was later changed to a disorderly ...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace. (12/18/08)

12/18/2008
 
 

Because of prior dealings with a member of a local defense firm, the judge criticized an attorney from that firm who had asked for a continuance in his client’s traffic case, questioning his profes...

Private Warning of a Municipal Court Judge. (12/18/08)

12/18/2008
 
 

After her mother-in-law received a traffic citation, the judge wrote a letter to and telephoned another court in an attempt to resolve the case and obtain favorable treatment for her relative. [Vio...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (12/18/08)

12/18/2008
 
 

The judge mishandled a traffic case by assessing a dismissal fee and assessing a fine when no trial had been conducted. The judge also presided over cases involving speeding citations issued by a D...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (12/18/08)

12/18/2008
 
 

The judge entertained a tenant’s ex parte complaint about the landlord’s termination of water service to the property; called the landlord by telephone and ordered him to restore water service to t...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (12/02/08)

12/02/2008
 
 

Following a small claims hearing at which the defendant failed to appear, the judge signed and issued to the plaintiff improper orders in the case. In doing so, the judge failed to comply with the...