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Bexar County Court-at-Law No. 8

Judges serve 4 years and hear misdemeanor crimes, mostly DWI cases. This court is also a specialty court for DWI cases.

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  • Celeste Brown
    (Rep)

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    Mary Roman
    (Dem)

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How would you make your court (or the court you are running for) more efficient?

Please explain your thoughts on recidivism and how your court can reduce repeat incarcerations.

Do you think that judicial races should be non-partisan? Why or why not?

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Campaign Phone (210) 326-5055
Campaign Email maryroman@justice.com
Experience I am board certified in criminal law and served this community as a Criminal State District Court Judge for over 20 years. Have presided over many jury trials. I've organized and implemented two Specialty Courts: a Felony Drug Court & Esperanza Court. These courts empower defendants to change their lives and become productive citizens.
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I earned a reputation as a hard working judge and have an excellent work ethic. Pre-trial matters and motions will be handled on a daily basis with an emphasis for expediting jury trials for those individuals who have been in jail or bond the longest. Dockets will be scrutinized and old cases will be resolved to avoid backlogs. Requests for continuances are the exception rather than the rule. Attorneys are expected to be prepared to dispose of their cases competently without undue delays.
When individuals accept responsibility for their actions through the plea bargaining process or are granted probation by a jury, probation worthiness is reviewed and evaluated. Dangerous defendants should not be placed on probation. Programs through the probation department help restore a defendant as a productive citizen thereby making our community stronger and safer. Specialty Courts work to restore defendants who are addicts or have mental health issues and reduce repeat incarceration.
I favor non-partisan judicial races. Judges pledge to uphold the law and the constitution. Generally, the work does not involve policy decisions. National or State politics should not influence the election of judges. Unfortunately, depending on the politics of the day, often excellent Democratic and Republican judges are swept out of office. Judges should be evaluated and elected based on their education, qualifications, and experience, not by party affiliation.