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The State Commission on Judicial Conduct has issued a public warning to Senior Judge Woody Densen of Houston, who pleaded guilty on April 8 to a Class A misdemeanor in connection with allegations that he “keyed” his neighbor’s car, according to the commission’s Oct. 14 order released today. The commission’s order provides the following background on the case: Densen was eligible to sit as a visiting judge when he was indicted on June 18, 2009, after being accused of keying his neighbor’s car on May 23, 2009. The incident allegedly was caught on a surveillance tape viewed by the grand jury that indicted Densen for the felony offense of criminal mischief. Densen entered a guilty plea after the charge was reduced to a misdemeanor. In connection with the plea agreement, Densen was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and more than $6,000 in restitution. In his written response to the judicial conduct commission, Densen denied he committed the offense and “did not accept responsibility for any conduct that resulted in his conviction,” according to the commission’s order. As noted in the order, the commission concluded that Densen “failed to comply with the law and failed to act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity of the judiciary” by engaging in conduct that violated the Texas Penal Code. Densen served as judge of the 248th District Court in Houston from 1983 through 1994. Texas Lawyer was unable to contact Densen, who has an unlisted telephone number. Densen’s attorney, Robert Pelton of the Pelton Law Offices in Houston, did not immediately return a telephone call for comment.

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