Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/21/02)

06/21/2002
 
 

The judge, while interviewing prospective jurors, exhibited a lack of patience, dignity and respect toward one of the prospective jurors when she ordered the bailiff to forcibly remove the prospect...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (06/05/02)

06/05/2002
 
 

The judge, while acting in his official capacity, used the judge’s position and authority as the judge to advance the private interests of a citizen who wished to have a citation transferred from a...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (05/09/02)

05/09/2002
 
 

The judge required at least fifteen defendants to post cash only bonds between August 31, 2000 and May 14, 2001. Attorney General Opinion No. JM-363, affirming prior case law, points out that a co...

Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace (03/08/02)

03/08/2002
 
 

The judge, on behalf of a relative, sent a letter on the judge’s judicial letterhead to two women who were involved in a financial dispute with the judge’s relative. The letter improperly asserted...

Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace (03/08/02)

03/08/2002
 
 

The judge improperly intervened on behalf of the defendants to assist them in satisfying a monetary judgment which plaintiffs disputed as inadequate. The judge acted at the request of the defendan...

Private Warning of a Justice Of The Peace (02/15/02)

02/15/2002
 
 

The judge abdicated his official judicial duties when he allowed his clerk to preside over truancy cases pending in his court, and accept pleas and assess fines in those cases. The judge violated ...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (01/16/02)

01/16/2002
 
 

During a hearing involving a juvenile defendant charged with a traffic offense, the judge made inappropriately sarcastic comments to the defendant. The judge then followed the juvenile defendant a...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (11/09/01)

11/09/2001
 
 

The judge confiscated a defendant’s shotgun as surety for payment of a $300.00 fine. The judge’s action was without legal authority. [Violation of Canon 2A of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] ...