Private Admonition of a Municipal Court Judge. (09/24/10)
The judge failed to follow the proper procedures set forth in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure prior to incarcerating an individual for his inability to pay his fines. The judge's conduct demonstrated a failure to comply with established law, and a lack of professional competence in the law. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Admonition of a Municipal Court Judge. (09/24/10).