Private Warning of a District Judge. (03/06/13).
The judge failed to comply with the law in when she (1) signed written orders and judgments in a criminal case that did not include the date on which the defendant was to begin serving his sentence; (2) orally ordered the defendant to turn himself in at a future time to begin serving his sentence; (3) orally ordered the defendant to report once a week to a probation office until that time, but; (4) failed to suspend the defendant's sentence or place specified conditions in a written order of judgment; and (5) failed to correct the matter after nearly five years had passed without the defendant having served any part of his sentence. Further, in two other matters, the judge failed to treat a law firm and a litigant with the patience, dignity, and courtesy expected of a judicial officer. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(4) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct and Article V, §1-a(6)A of the Texas Constitution.] Private Warning of a District Judge. (03/06/13).