FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Reprimand of a Senior Judge. (09/16/13).

09/16/2013
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law when he sua sponte remanded a defendant into custody and doubled her bond after she appeared in court without her attorney. There was no evidence in the record th...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (09/10/13).

09/10/2013
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when she: 1) became involved in a church dispute over which she had no jurisdiction; 2) granted a wr...

Private Reprimand of a Retired District Judge. (08/19/13).

08/19/2013
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when he removed a criminal defendant’s court-appointed attorney based solely on the fact that a fami...

Private Admonition of a Municipal Court Judge. (08/19/13).

08/19/2013
 
 

The judge made a phone call to the arresting police officer on behalf of a friend, which was perceived by the officer as an improper attempt by the judge to use of the prestige of judicial office t...

Private Reprimand of a County Court at Law Judge. (08/19/13).

08/19/2013
 
 

The judge wore a Halloween costume while presiding over a misdemeanor criminal docket, which demonstrated a failure to conduct court proceedings with the proper order and decorum, and a failure to ...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (07/16/13).

07/16/2013
 
 

The judge failed to make a reasonable inquiry to determine if he had a disqualifying relationship in a matter where his niece, a relative within the third degree of consanguinity, was a manager of ...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge. (07/09/13).

07/09/2013
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when she attempted to mediate a dispute resulting from a physical altercation between two citiz...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace. (06/26/13).

06/26/2013
 
 

The judge failed to maintain patience, courtesy, and dignity toward individuals with whom she deals in an official capacity. [Violation of Canon 3B(4) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct and Arti...