GALVESTON -

A Galveston County judge charged with an assortment of crimes has caught a break.

Another judge dropped five of the 11 criminal cases against Christopher Dupuy.

Dupuy has also been trying to fend off ethical allegations that he abused his office, targeted certain individuals and lied about it.

The judge in the case agreed with Dupuy’s position that actions from the bench are typically protected from prosecution.

Dupuy remains suspended from his position.