11 Current, Ex-Houston Judges Knocked For Bail Practices

Law360 (August 29, 2019, 8:05 PM EDT) -- Nearly a dozen current and former Houston trial court judges were admonished by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for barring personal release bonds in criminal cases assigned to their courts, according to documents made public Thursday.

The SCJC admonished three current and eight former Harris County District Court judges who it said "failed to comply with the law, and failed to maintain competence in the law" by telling criminal law hearing officers not to issue personal recognizance bonds in any cases assigned to the judges' courts. Harris County criminal law hearing officers are available around the clock each day of...

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