Private Admonition of a County Criminal Court at Law Judge (1/8/18)
The judge failed to exhibit the patience, dignity, and courtesy expected of a judicial officer while engaged in his official duties when, during a criminal trial, he: (1) repeatedly interrupted a defense attorney during her examination of witnesses and tried to direct the form and substance of her questioning; and (2) after the defense attorney briefly stepped out of the courtroom, remarked in front of the jury that he would have preferred her to remain out of the courtroom. [Violation of Canon 3B(4) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Admonition of a County Criminal Court at Law Judge. 01/10/18.