FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Reprimand of a Former Justice of the Peace. (08/15/14).

08/15/2014
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when he issued a non-monetary judgment in a small claims case and ordered the defendant to remove a...

Private Warning of a County Court at Law Judge. (08/07/14).

08/07/2014
 
 

The judge exceeded his authority and failed to follow the law when he summoned a public defender to his chambers under threat of arrest for posting a comment on his Facebook page boasting about the...

Private Admonition of a Judicial District Court Judge. (08/07/14).

08/07/2014
 
 

The judge failed to maintain order and decorum in the proceedings before him and failed to be patient, dignified and courteous by directing profanity toward defendants in front of others, while pre...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (08/06/14).

08/06/2014
 
 

The part-time judge failed to timely attend to and execute the business of his court. The canons provide that “the judicial duties of a judge take precedence over tall the judge’s other activies” a...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge. (07/30/14).

07/30/2014
 
 

The judge failed to obtain his required judicial education by failing to attend the new judge’s training upon assuming the municipal court bench. The judge failed to comply with the law and failed ...

Private Warning of a Former Municipal Court Judge. (07/14/14).

07/14/2014
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law, failed to maintain professional competence in the law, and failed to accord a traffic defendant her right to be heard when he denied the defendant her right...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge. (05/15/14).

05/15/2014
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when she failed to schedule a trial after the defendant entered a not guilty plea and expressly...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Senior Judge. (05/01/14).

05/01/2014
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when he denied a litigant’s request for a court appointed attorney in a contempt of court proceeding wit...