FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

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

12/06/2006
 
 

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

10/31/2006
 
 

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

10/31/2006
 
 

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 Warning of a District Judge (10/21/05)

10/21/2006
 
 

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)

10/04/2006
 
 

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...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a County Judge. (08/31/06)

08/31/2006
 
 

The judge permitted the local county attorney to generate and provide court referral forms to defendants in plea bargain cases, directing them to take domestic violence and other classes, without p...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (07/27/06)

07/27/2006
 
 

The judge demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when she went forward with a trial and found a traffic defendant guilty in absentia, then issued an arrest warrant against the de...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Judge. (07/10/06)

07/10/2006
 
 

The judge demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when he dismissed a traffic defendant’s speeding ticket without a motion from the prosecutor and based on erroneous representatio...