Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (4/18/18)
The judge failed to comply with the law, failed to maintain professional competence in the law, and improperly failed to recuse himself in two criminal traffic cases he personally witnessed when he: (1) executed probable cause affidavits in both cases, ordered the arrests of both drivers, and magistrated both defendants; and (2) subsequently failed to recuse himself on both cases. [Violation of Canons 2A, 3B(1) and 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. 04/18/18.