Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace, (8/25/03)


The judge, while traveling on a state highway at nighttime with his family, chased, stopped, and arrested another motorist based on his perception that the motorist had committed a traffic offense,...

Honorable Juan Jasso

 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 2, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
 CJC Nos. 02-0352-JP, 02-0448-JP, and 02-0705-JP

.] Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (08/07/03)


The judge requested and received a number of pre-signed “Marriage Waivers” from a retired district judge. Exercising his discretion, the judge thereafter executed these documents in order to allow ...

Private Admonition of a District Judge (08/07/03)


On behalf of his daughter, a district judge wrote a letter of representation on official court stationery to a municipal court. In this letter, the judge entered a plea of “not guilty” for his dau...

Honorable Paul Womack

 Court of Criminal Appeals, Austin, Travis County, Texas
 CJC No. 03-0093-AP

Private Order of Additional Education of a County Judge (06/27/03)


The judge failed to follow proper procedures when he ordered the arrest of a pro se defendant following a protective order hearing, without first reading the defendant his statutory warnings, and w...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/27/03)


The judge berated a law enforcement officer with whom the judge dealt in an official capacity and threatened her with contempt. The judge’s actions lacked the appropriate patience, dignity and cou...

Private Admonition of a Municipal Court Judge (02/28/03)


The judge lent the prestige of his judicial office to advance his own private interest by sending a letter to two assistant district attorneys urging the imprisonment of a particular criminal defen...