FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (12/18/08)

12/18/2008
 
 

The judge mishandled a traffic case by assessing a dismissal fee and assessing a fine when no trial had been conducted. The judge also presided over cases involving speeding citations issued by a D...

Private Warning of a Municipal Court Judge. (12/18/08)

12/18/2008
 
 

After her mother-in-law received a traffic citation, the judge wrote a letter to and telephoned another court in an attempt to resolve the case and obtain favorable treatment for her relative. [Vio...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace. (12/18/08)

12/18/2008
 
 

Because of prior dealings with a member of a local defense firm, the judge criticized an attorney from that firm who had asked for a continuance in his client’s traffic case, questioning his profes...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace. (12/02/08)

12/02/2008
 
 

The judge chastised and directed profanity toward a constable on two separate occasions – one relating to service of process on a small claims defendant and one relating to service of an arrest war...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (12/02/08)

12/02/2008
 
 

Following a small claims hearing at which the defendant failed to appear, the judge signed and issued to the plaintiff improper orders in the case. In doing so, the judge failed to comply with the...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (09/22/08).

09/22/2008
 
 

The judge failed to provide a citizen reasonable access to inquest records as required by law. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Order of Additiona...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (09/22/08).

09/22/2008
 
 

A judge allowed his name and judicial title to be used to solicit funds on behalf of a scholarship program. [Violation of Canons 2B and 4C(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Warni...

Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge (09/22/08).

09/22/2008
 
 

The judge, without notice to the defendant or his attorney, contacted the defendant’s employer to alert them to the fact that criminal charges were pending against the defendant. [Violation of Can...