Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (2/8/18)
The judge failed to comply with the law, failed to maintain professional competence in the law, and failed to exhibit the patience, dignity, and courtesy expected of a judicial officer while engaged in his official duties when he: (1) treated a pro se traffic defendant attempting to file several pre-trial motions in a discourteous and irate manner; and (2) signed a Trial Setting, Trial Setting Continuance, Jury Pool Letter, and subpoenas in the case after he had recused himself from the matter. [Violation of Canons 2A, 3B(2) and 3B(4) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. 02/08/18.