Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge (07/29/2015)
The judge failed to follow the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law by magistrating defendants and accepting payment of fines without requiring defendants to enter a written plea or waiver of jury trial prior to accepting payment, and in the absence of a written judgment upon which to base any payment plan or the enforcement thereof. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge. 07/29/2015.