General Sessions Judge Receives Public Reprimand

Polk County General Sessions Judge Billy D. Baliles was issued a public reprimand from the Board of Judicial Conduct in response to a complaint filed by Jeff S. Patterson. The complaint and subsequent investigation found that Baliles issued an order altering child custody without engaging in proper procedural elements of a petition or hearing. Judge Baliles also engaged in a telephone conversation with the child’s grandfather that was an impermissible contact. Download the public notice.

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