A judge sentenced former Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio to 180 days in jail.

A judge sentenced former Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio to 180 days in jail.

Earlier this month, she admitted to intentionally violating the terms of her probation on a DWI charge to get back in front of a judge, arguing her prior convictions were illegal.

At Tuesday's hearing, she admitted she violated the terms of her probation on Aug. 13 and Aug. 20, 2019, by not showing up for appointments with her probation officer. She told the court she was not admitting to failing to cooperate with an interlock device on her car, nor would she plead guilty to failing to stay away from drugs and alcohol.

Back in 2016, Astacio was convicted of DWI. Since then, she has been back in court several times for violating the terms of her probation.

She argued that she could get time served, telling Lisa Toole, acting supervising judge of Geneva City Court, she has been penalized enough. She reminded the judge that she has served four months in jail, a year of conditional discharge, and two years of probation.

"In addition, I was removed from the bench," Astacio said. "Literally, the Court of Appeals held that career suicide was appropriate in my case. I lost my entire career. I think if we're going to talk about penalties, this is an atypical sentence in a misdemeanor DWI case."

Toole told Astacio she had been given many chances but has never taken responsibility or shown remorse for her actions. She also told Astacio her behavior as a judge has cast a negative light on all judges, calling her behavior “appalling.”

"You unilaterally decided to take yourself off of probation," Toole said. "Your actions show you didn't want to go anymore, so you just stopped going. I'm not happy about it. I'm not going to tolerate it. Your actions show you do what you want to do when you want to do it, and it stops today, and it stops now."

It’s not clear if Astacio will receive credit for time served.