FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (8/8/17)

08/08/2017
 
 

The judge failed to afford the State an opportunity to be heard when he failed to conduct an oral hearing before granting the co-defendants’ motions for community supervision as required by the Tex...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (7/17/17)

07/17/2017
 
 

The judge misused his position and the prestige of judicial office when he sent a letter on his official judicial letterhead to another court, asking for help with his bailiff’s speeding ticket. T...

Private Reprimand of a District Court Judge (6/20/17)

06/20/2017
 
 

The judge knowingly and recklessly misrepresented facts concerning the specific class of cases pending in his court, and made pledges or promises concerning how he would handle “judicial bypass req...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of JP (6/12/17)

06/12/2017
 
 

The judge improperly allowed a relationship to influence his judicial conduct when he magistrated an acquaintance after business hours, who had been to the judge’s home “multiple times” and whom th...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge (5/30/17)

05/30/2017
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when he entered “cash only” bonds in violation of Article 17.02 of the Texas Code of Criminal Proce...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (2/27/17)

02/27/2017
 
 

The judge falsely represented that his opponent did not vote between 1996 and 2012, when publicly available voting records showed that his opponent voted seven times during that period [Violation o...

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (1/17/17)

01/17/2017
 
 

The judge failed to exhibit the patience, dignity, and courtesy expected of a judicial officer when the judge raised his voice in anger toward a district attorney. [Violation of Canon 3B(4) of the ...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (01/03/17)

01/03/2017
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when he failed to set and conduct an examining trial despite repeated requests by the defendant...