I am not aware of an after hours number. It would be on the website if there were one. However, if you get to court early, when you get to the courtroom you will see a lot of lawyers coming in and out and talking with their clients or sitting around in the hallway.waiting for clients. You can talk to any one of them and ask about representation, and in fact, it's done all of the time. I'd advise you to watch a couple of them at work if you can as they stand on their cases, and select one who impresses you, since you're otherwise flying blind.
Another way to do it is to look for the public defenders. They can't represent you if you're not indigent and appointed by the judge, and they're really not supposed to refer you to private lawyers. But if you asked them to point out someone who might be good for your case, many will tell you anyway. Or you could point out a private lawyer and just ask whether they think he would be okay for a harrassment/trespass matter. Frankly, these are not charges for which you'd need a Perry Mason, but it's always better to have a good lawyer than a bad one.
Worst case scenario -- you have no lawyer. You are asked how you plead and you say "Not guilty." (You must do that to keep your rights open). Then you tell the judge that because of the holiday you did not have enough time to find yourself a lawyer and ask him for an adjournment so that you can retain counsel. And/or, if the DA makes you an offer when you're before the judge, you can ask for an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. (That's a dismissal that seals automatically but could reopen if you get in any further legal difficulty within 6 months). It might be something the DA would grant you on a first offense for something silly that happened at a sports event. Again, I can't tell how likely that would be without seeing the court complaint, but an ACD and a fine would be your best case scenario short of taking the case to trial
and getting an outright dismissal.
If the DA agreed to it, your case would be over and you would not have to come before a judge again (though you would have to pay the fine).
Since an ACD is a dismissal and not a conviction, it should not cause you a problem getting in and out of Canada. Harrassment and trespass as criminal violations would involve taking a plea and ending up with a conviction. But you would be guilty of an infraction only, which is something less than a crime. In these crazy times that may cause you to be questioned at the border, but it should be no impediment to traveling in and out of the US.
Edited by FranL on 1/1/2011 at 11:39 PM EST