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

11/01/2001
 
 

The judge magistrated two defendants on a number of charges, including for the aggravated assault of the judge’s relative. The judge was required by law to disqualify himself from matters involvin...

Private Warning of a District Court Judge (10/29/01)

10/29/2001
 
 

The judge engaged in willful or persistent conduct that cast public discredit upon the judiciary when he used initials instead of proper names in the style of his divorce petition in an effort to p...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10/28/01)

10/28/2001
 
 

The judge took no action for eighteen (18) months on a traffic case pending in the judge’s court after the judge voluntarily recused from the case. After a trial was finally held, presided over by...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10/17/01)

10/17/2001
 
 

The judge improperly issued an arrest warrant in a case in which the judge was the victim of the alleged crime. As the victim, the judge’s judgment would necessarily be affected, rendering the jud...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10/17/01)

10/17/2001
 
 

The defendant, who had been served with a summons to appear for trial the Friday evening before the Monday morning hearing, made an oral request for a continuance in order to obtain additional time...

Private Warning of a Former Municipal Judge (08/20/01)

08/20/2001
 
 

The judge was rude, undignified and discourteous toward court staff, which is inconsistent with the proper performance of the judge’s duties. [Violation of Canon 3B(4) of the Texas Code of Judicial...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (08/20/01)

08/20/2001
 
 

The judge entertained the ex parte requests of defendants’ family members and authorized the local sheriff to release defendants on personal bond. In doing so, the judge failed to follow proper ba...

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (08/20/01)

08/20/2001
 
 

The judge allowed his name to appear as a supporter on various candidates’ campaign literature. In addition, the judge told a newspaper reporter that he supported a specific candidate. Additional...