FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Admonition of a District Judge (08/07/03)

08/07/2003
 
 

On behalf of his daughter, a district judge wrote a letter of representation on official court stationery to a municipal court. In this letter, the judge entered a plea of “not guilty” for his dau...

.] Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (08/07/03)

08/07/2003
 
 

The judge requested and received a number of pre-signed “Marriage Waivers” from a retired district judge. Exercising his discretion, the judge thereafter executed these documents in order to allow ...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/27/03)

06/27/2003
 
 

The judge berated a law enforcement officer with whom the judge dealt in an official capacity and threatened her with contempt. The judge’s actions lacked the appropriate patience, dignity and cou...

Private Order of Additional Education of a County Judge (06/27/03)

06/27/2003
 
 

The judge failed to follow proper procedures when he ordered the arrest of a pro se defendant following a protective order hearing, without first reading the defendant his statutory warnings, and w...

Private Admonition of a Municipal Court Judge (02/28/03)

02/28/2003
 
 

The judge lent the prestige of his judicial office to advance his own private interest by sending a letter to two assistant district attorneys urging the imprisonment of a particular criminal defen...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (02/14/03)

02/14/2003
 
 

The judge improperly exercised his contempt authority by failing to serve the alleged contemnors with proper legal process, and by failing to provide them with full and unambiguous notification of ...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10/29/02)

10/29/2002
 
 

In adjudicating a truancy matter, the judge improperly applied certain provisions of both the Texas Education Code and the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, while failing to comply with other appli...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (10/11/02)

10/11/2002
 
 

The judge wrote a letter on official court stationery to the superintendent and board members of the Corpus Christi Independent School District, in which he criticized them for taking a certain act...