FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge. (07/13/07)

07/13/2007
 
 

In anger, following a contentious child custody hearing, the judge wrote a letter to a litigant’s employer informing the employer that the litigant had behaved disrespectfully and unprofessionally ...

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Judge. (07/13/07)

07/13/2007
 
 

Following magistration, the judge made a statement to a jailer regarding an arrestee that was overheard by a number of witnesses, which suggested to some members of the public that he was exhibitin...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (06/14/07)

06/14/2007
 
 

The judge refused to sign a defendant’s appeal bond, which refusal appeared to have been the sole cause for the county court at law to dismiss the defendant’s appeal. [Violation of Canon 2A of the...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (06/07/07)

06/07/2007
 
 

The judge found a traffic defendant guilty, assessed a fine against him, and suspended his driver’s license based solely on telephone conversations with the defendant. [Violation of Canons 2A and ...

Private Reprimand of a Former District Judge. (05/07/07)

05/07/2007
 
 

During his campaign for re-election, the judge knowingly misrepresented that he was endorsed by a group of local judges, when he knew or should have known the judges had disclaimed such an endorsem...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace. (05/07/07)

05/07/2007
 
 

With no complaint filed in her court, and without legal authority, the judge summoned her in-laws and another couple to her office to explain peace bond procedures and attempt to mediate a criminal...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace. (05/07/07)

05/07/2007
 
 

The judge negligently filed a homestead exemption affidavit representing that his primary residence was outside the judicial precinct to which he was elected, when in fact he did reside in the prec...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (03/23/07)

03/23/2007
 
 

The judge presided over the magistration of a defendant who had been arrested based on a criminal complaint filed by the judge’s son. The defendant had been charged with unlawful restraint of a ch...