Priv Reprimand and OAE of JP (07/28/16)

The judge failed to maintain professional competence in the law, allowed the relationship of a family member to influence the judge's judgment and conduct, acted with bias toward the family member, and took action in a judicial proceeding in which the judge was disqualified by law when the judge: (1) magistrated the family member; (2) issued the family member a PR bond and (3) secured the family member's release after 5:00 p.m. without the Sheriff's authorization. [Violation of Canons 2A, 2B, 3B(1), 3B(2) and 3B(5) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Reprimand and Order of Additional education of a Justice of Peace. 07/28/16.