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Misconduct Report: November 2014

Marisela Saldaña

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Marisela Saldaña
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Current Court Information:
Texas District 148
Title:   Visiting Judge
Service:
Succeeded by:   Guy Williams
Past position:   Judge, Texas District 148
Past term:   2006-2010
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Mary Hardin-Baylor College
Law School:   University of Texas at Austin

Marisela Saldaña is a visiting judge for District 148 in Corpus Christi, Texas.[1] She was elected a judge of this court in 2006, but her term expired in 2010 and she was not re-elected.[2][3][4]

Education

Saldaña received her undergraduate degree in sociology from Mary Hardin-Baylor College and her J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.[5][6]

Career

Saldaña began her career as a caseworker for the Department of Health and Human Services. She was admitted to the bar in 1984, and began her legal career as an attorney. She worked in that capacity until 1995, when she was elected to the Nueces County Court at Law No. 3. She was then elected to the district court in 2006, where she is currently a visiting judge.[5][6]

Elections

2010

Saldaña ran for re-election to the District Court, but was defeated by Guy Williams after receiving 47.4% of the vote.[4]

Notable cases=====Lengthy graffiti sentence=

In December of 2009 Judge Saldana sentenced 18-year-old Sebastian Perez to eight years in prison for three counts of graffiti and one count of marijuana possession. There is a maximum two-year sentence for each of the charges, but the eight-year sentence was overturned on the grounds that sentences cannot be "stacked". Perez's sentence was reduced to two-years total.[7][8]

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