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Judge Williams suspension revoked, able to serve in court again

Posted: 7:39 PM, Jul 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-11 20:39:40-04

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct has voted late Wednesday to lift the suspension of  local District Judge Guy Williams.
The vote comes just a day after another judge dismissed a pending road rage charge  against Williams from his trial earlier this year.

That means Judge Williams can return to the 148th District Court bench any day now. The Commission will issue an order revoking his suspension Wednesday or Thursday.

Williams was suspended after being indicted last November on two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  He was accused of pointing his gun at two people after cutting off their vehicle in April of 2017.  

Jurors found he acted in self-defense regarding the driver and acquitted Williams, but when it came to the passenger, the jury was hung. His lawyers filed a Motion to Dismiss and the judge approved it.  William’s felony case was over.

Williams’ legal troubles are not completely over. He still has pending misdemeanor charges for public intoxication and resisting arrest. Those stem from a separate incident on Padre Island in May. 

If Judge Williams does decide to return to his bench, he would only serve out the remainder of his term, which ends in January. Judge Williams did not file for re-election, and is not on the November ballot.