Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a County Court Law Judge (10/11/17)

10/11/2017
 
 

The judge failed to timely execute the business of his court by not entering a final judgment in a family law case for approximately twenty-two months after he had presided over a final hearing in ...

Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge (9/21/17)

09/21/2017
 
 

The judge failed to perform his judicial duties without bias or prejudice when he sent a letter to the attorneys for both parties in a case before him in response to one of the parties’ request for...

Private Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (9/20/17)

09/20/2017
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and maintain professional competence in the law when he held a testifying witness in direct contempt of court when she made derogatory comments regarding the...

Private Reprimand of a Retired County Court at Law Judge (9/14/17)

09/14/2017
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, and ultimately pled no contest to a charge of reckless driving. The judge’s conduct also cast public dis...

Hon. Carter Schildknecht

08/22/2017
 106th Judicial District Court, Dawson County, Texas
 CJC No. 17-0423-DI

Public Reprimand

Private Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (8/21/17)

08/21/2017
 
 

The judge failed to treat a witness with the dignity and courtesy expected of a judicial officer by using the power of contempt to pressure the witness into providing specific testimony. [Violatio...

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (8/8/17)

08/08/2017
 
 

The judge failed to afford the State an opportunity to be heard when he failed to conduct an oral hearing before granting the co-defendants’ motions for community supervision as required by the Tex...

Private Warning and Order of Addiotinal Education of a Justice of the Peace (8/8/17)

08/08/2017
 
 

The judge exhibited bias and prejudice in the performance of her judicial duties against the alleged victim of an assault involving family violence when she: (1) stated that she was going to give t...