The Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct publicly admonished Audrey Moorehead, Judge of Dallas County Criminal Court #3, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. The case is styled as ‘In the Matter of Judge Audrey Moorehead’ with case number #21-0784.

The judge was charged with violating Article V, Section 1-a(6)(A) of the Texas Constitution, which states:

A judge shall not engage in willful or persistent conduct that is clearly inconsistent with the proper performance of his duties or casts public discredit upon the judiciary or administration of justice.

The order reads:

“On December 8, 2020, Judge Moorehead was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (“DWI”) after hitting a light pole and totaling her car. On August 25, 2021, Judge Moorehead was indicted by a grand jury on a misdemeanor DWI charge in Case No. M21-04193, which remains pending. Judge Moorehead’s arrest was publicized in the Dallas media.

The Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct has determined the Honorable Audrey Moorehead, Judge of County Criminal Court at Law No. 3 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, should be publicly admonished for operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and causing a single car accident, conduct which resulted in the judge being arrested and indicted on a misdemeanor DWI charge and garnering negative media attention, and which constituted willful conduct that cast public discredit upon the judiciary, in violation of Article V, Section 1-a(6)(A) of the Texas Constitution.”

The Judge’s Courtroom is at 133 N. Riverfront Boulevard in Dallas and can be reached at (214) 653-5625 https://www.dallascounty.org/government/courts/county_criminal/court3/

A copy of the original filing can be found here.