Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (09/19/00)

 
 

The judge acted without legal authority when he granted deferred adjudication without requiring a traffic defendant to enter a plea, then ordered the defendant to pay a fine. When the defendant di...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10/28/00)

 
 

When the judge refused to grant a litigant a default judgment for unpaid rent, the judge erroneously relied on legal authority that was no longer in effect at the time of trial. As a result, the ju...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (01/16/02)

 
 

After voluntarily recusing himself from presiding over a civil lawsuit because of a conflict of interest, the judge granted one party’s request for a continuance. The judge lacked the authority to ...

Private Admonition of a Senior Judge (12/17/02)

 
 

The judge made an insensitive comment to a court reporter with whom he had dealings in an official capacity, which lacked the appropriate dignity expected of a judicial official. [Violation of Cano...

Private Warning of a County Court at Law Judge (02/28/03)

 
 

The judge appeared in his judicial robe in an advertisement for a theological seminary. [Violation of Canon 2B of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Warning of a County Court at Law Judg...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (06/15/07)

 
 

The judge attempted to mediate a dispute between two parties prior to criminal charges being filed in the case, issued a “cash only” bond that prevented one of the parties from being released from ...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (01/03/12).

 
 

The judge failed to maintain professional competence in the law when he: (1) dismissed a criminal complaint without a motion from the prosecutor based on a belief that the “complaint was weak;” and...

Priv Admon of a CCL Judge (03/07/16)

 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law when, in the absence of any legal authority, he ordered a defendant to get married and to write Bible verses as a condition of probation in lieu of serving t...