Private Warning of a District Court Judge (12/4/20)


The judge improperly failed to disqualify himself from presiding over a criminal case in which the State was seeking an adjudication of guilt and revocation of probation of the defendant approximately 11 years after the judge (as an attorney) had represented the same defendant in connection with the plea agreement that had resulted in the defendant’s deferred adjudication and period of community supervision the State was seeking to revoke.  [Violations of Canons 2A and 3B(1) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.]  Private Warning of a District Court Judge.  (12/4/20).