Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (07/05/12).
The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when: (1) after conducting a hearing on the merits of a peace bond application and determining that a peace bond was warranted, the judge failed to issue a written order that required the subject of the application to enter into a peace bond, specified the duration of the peace bond order, and adjudged the costs of the proceeding against the defendant, as required by articles 7.03 and 7.14 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure; and (2) after the defendant failed to post the peace bond, the judge placed the peace bond order "on hold" rather than committing the defendant to jail as required by article 7.08 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (07/05/12).