FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (09/25/12).

09/25/2012
 
 

The judge’s policy that required defendants who entered “not guilty” pleas and requested trials to sign a “Request for Trial” form before a notary public, placed an unreasonable burden on a defenda...

Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace. (09/17/12).

09/17/2012
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and engaged in willful conduct that was inconsistent with the proper performance of her duties and cast public discredit upon the judiciary or administration...

Private Admonition of a District Judge. (08/23/12).

08/23/2012
 
 

The judge, in his official capacity, was able to obtain nonpublic information from the District Clerk’s Office, which he then used for purposes unrelated to his judicial duties. [Violation of Canon...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge. (08/23/12).

08/23/2012
 
 

Based on numerous entries on a Facebook page, it was apparent to the public that the judge was actively involved as an organizer of a charitable fundraiser. The judge was aware that his name and ju...

Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace. (08/10/12).

08/10/2012
 
 

The judge failed to treat court staff, defendants, and a prosecutor in a manner that was patient, dignified and courteous. In addition, the judge acted without authority when he banned the prosecut...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (08/10/12).

08/10/2012
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the provisions of the Texas Property Code when he entered a judgment in an eviction action that included an order that the landlords return half of the security depo...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (07/05/12).

07/05/2012
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when: (1) after conducting a hearing on the merits of a peace bond application and determining ...

Private Admonition of a District Judge. (06/11/12).

06/11/2012
 
 

The judge failed to require that his court coordinator comply with the provisions of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct. As a result, the court coordinator engaged in a series of improper ex parte ...