Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (01/25/00)

01/25/2000
 
 

During telephone calls with a litigant, the judge made disparaging comments about the litigant and told the litigant that the judge would throw the litigant in jail if the litigant came to the judg...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (01/25/00)

01/25/2000
 
 

Judge A wrote a letter on official court stationery to Judge B asking Judge B to allow Judge A’s son to take a driving safety course in lieu of fine. [Violation of Canon 2B of the Texas Code of Jud...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (01/25/00)

01/25/2000
 
 

The judge improperly conducted “informal” peace bond hearings without requiring cash and/or a surety bond, engaged in improper ex parte communications, and used the prestige of her office to influe...

Private Order of Additional Education of Justice of the Peace (12/27/99)

12/27/1999
 
 

The judge permitted the court staff to telephone a traffic defendant to attempt to persuade the defendant to waive the right to a trial. In a separate case, the judge negotiated a plea bargain agre...

Private Order of Additional Education of Justice of the Peace (12/27/99)

12/27/1999
 
 

The judge improperly ordered a young man to remove his earring or leave the premises of the courthouse. [Violation of Canon 2A of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Order of Additional E...

Private Order of Additional Education of Justice of the Peace (12/27/99)

12/27/1999
 
 

The judge failed to accept take-home video driving safety instruction as a valid prerequisite for dismissing traffic citations. The judge required qualified traffic defendants to complete defensive...

Private Warning of a Former Associate Judge (12/17/99)

12/17/1999
 
 

The judge made improper comments to an attorney, including a threat to take retaliatory action against the attorney. [Violation of Canons 2A, 3B(4) and 3B(5) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.]...

Private Reprimand of a County Court at Law Judge (12/17/99)

12/17/1999
 
 

The judge consumed an excessive amount of alcohol while attending a social gathering of a local bar association and, during that gathering, urinated into a garbage receptacle located in an open are...