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

06/07/2007
 
 

The judge found a traffic defendant guilty, assessed a fine against him, and suspended his driver’s license based solely on telephone conversations with the defendant. [Violation of Canons 2A and ...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace. (05/07/07)

05/07/2007
 
 

The judge negligently filed a homestead exemption affidavit representing that his primary residence was outside the judicial precinct to which he was elected, when in fact he did reside in the prec...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace. (05/07/07)

05/07/2007
 
 

With no complaint filed in her court, and without legal authority, the judge summoned her in-laws and another couple to her office to explain peace bond procedures and attempt to mediate a criminal...

Private Reprimand of a Former District Judge. (05/07/07)

05/07/2007
 
 

During his campaign for re-election, the judge knowingly misrepresented that he was endorsed by a group of local judges, when he knew or should have known the judges had disclaimed such an endorsem...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (03/23/07)

03/23/2007
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and maintain professional competence in the law when she telephone the jail to set a bond for a defendant, who was then allowed to be released without first ...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace. (03/23/07)

03/23/2007
 
 

The judge issued a peace bond without conducting a hearing and without otherwise following procedures set forth in the Code of Criminal Procedure based on complaints filed by an individual with who...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (03/23/07)

03/23/2007
 
 

The judge presided over the magistration of a defendant who had been arrested based on a criminal complaint filed by the judge’s son. The defendant had been charged with unlawful restraint of a ch...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (03/01/07)

03/01/2007
 
 

The judge interceded in a dispute between two parties in a small claims suit and attempted to assist one of the parties collect on a debt. The judge’s involvement on the party’s behalf lent the pr...