On Wednesday, August 16, 2023, the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct suspended Judge Daniel G. Boyd, Juvenile Court, Hawkins County after three counts of forgery.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Daniel G. Boyd” with case no. B23-9387.

In a recent development, the Board of Judicial Conduct (Board) has taken action following a notification from District Attorney General Pro Tem Barry P. Staubus. The event dates back to August 14, 2023, when an indictment was formally issued against Judge Daniel G. Boyd, who held the esteemed position of Juvenile Court Judge for Hawkins County, Tennessee.

The indictment outlined a series of charges against Judge Boyd, presenting three counts of forgery which were classified as Class E felonies according to Tennessee Code Annotated section 39-14-114. Alongside these forgery charges, Judge Boyd was confronted with an additional accusation of criminal simulation, categorized as another Class E felony under Tennessee Code Annotated section 39-14-115. Notably, the indictment also encompassed a significant charge of bribing a witness, marked as a Class C felony under Tennessee Code Annotated section 39-16-107.

The legal framework that governs such cases, specifically Tennessee Code Annotated section 17-5-303(g), empowers the Board to swiftly implement interim suspension measures for a judge when faced with an indictment, presentment, or information that alleges their involvement in a felony offense within any state or federal jurisdiction. In this specific scenario, the Board diligently examined the circumstances and came to a resolute decision: to ensure the preservation of public interests and the proper administration of justice, Judge Boyd was to be placed on temporary suspension. The suspension will remain effective until the Board issues further directives.

The Disposition states:

“IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that Judge Boyd is suspended effective immediately upon the filing of this order. During this term of suspension, Judge Boyd is prohibited from exercising any judicial power or authority, including, but not limited to, holding court, issuing subpoenas, setting or resetting cases, issuing warrants, setting or changing bonds, administrating oaths, or issuing oral or written rulings in any matter. This suspension shall remain effective until further orders of the Board.”

Judge Boyd is a Judge of the Juvenile Court Judge in Tennessee located at 110 East Main Street Courthouse Annex, Room 302 RogersvilleTennessee, and can be reached at 423-272-2904. His info can be found on tncourts.gov

A copy of the original filing can be found here.