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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ind. Courts - Disciplinary charges filed against Clarksville town court judge

Here is the news release. Some quotes:

The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has filed disciplinary charges against Clarksville Town Court Judge Mickey K. Weber. The Commission has filed one count of misconduct against Weber related to his January 2014 misdemeanor arrest in Kentucky for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol.

In the "Notice of the Institution of Formal Proceedings and Statement of Charges," the Commission asserts police investigated an incident where Judge Weber was alleged to have hit and damaged two parked cars and a fence. At the time he admitted to having been drinking alcohol. Judge Weber was arrested and charged under Kentucky North case 14-F-000600. He self-reported the arrest to the Judicial Qualifications Commission.

In March 2014, Judge Weber pled guilty in Jefferson District Court in Louisville, Kentucky to misdemeanor charges of Criminal Mischief in the second degree and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol in the first degree. Judge Weber was ordered to complete an alcohol education class, assessed fines and court costs, and given a mandatory driver's license suspension. * * *

Judge Weber has the opportunity to file an Answer to the charges with the Clerk of the Appellate Court within twenty days of receiving the charges. After the Answer is filed or twenty days has passed, the Indiana Supreme Court will appoint three Masters (Judges) to conduct a public hearing on the charge that Judge Weber committed judicial misconduct. Supreme Court Rules also allow for the Commission and the judge to submit a settlement agreement to the Supreme Court. Any settlement agreement or any decision reached by the Masters must be approved by the Indiana Supreme Court.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 30, 2014 11:25 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts