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Friday, December 05, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court reprimands Judge of the Clarksville Town Court; requires resignation [Updated]

In In the Matter of the Honorable Mickey K. Weber, Judge of the Clarksville Town Court, a per curium opinion, the Court writes today:

This matter comes before the Court as a result of a judicial disciplinary action brought by the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications (“Commission”) against Respondent Mickey K. Weber, Judge of the Clarksville Town Court. * * *

On March 28, 2014, Respondent pled guilty to Criminal Mischief in the second degree, Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 512.030 (West 2014), and Operating a Motor Vehicle While under the Influence of Alcohol, Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 189A.010(5)(a) (West Supp. 2014). The court ordered Respondent to complete an alcohol class, assessed fines and court costs against him, and imposed a mandatory driver’s license suspension against Respondent. * * *

In light of the facts of this case, the parties submit that the appropriate sanction is as follows: a public reprimand; Respondent’s resignation from the Clarksville Town Court within ten (10) days of the date of this opinion, to be effective on December 31, 2014; Respondent’s ineligibility for future judicial service unless/until he successfully completes an approved treatment plan and two-year monitoring agreement with JLAP; and Respondent paying the costs of this proceeding.

An earlier ILB post from Sept. 30, 2014, was headed "Disciplinary charges filed against Clarksville town court judge."

Readers may recall this post from Dec. 2 about a different local court in SE Indiana, headed "Jeffersonville abolishes city court as judge cries foul."

[Updated 12/8/14] "Clarksville judge set to resign following drunk driving arrest" is the heading of this Dec. 7th story by Ryan Cummings at WDRB.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 5, 2014 03:24 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions