I am sorry for the delay. I was in court
most of the day.
Yes. If your husband believes that his attorney was under the influence of drugs/alcohol, or was disoriented and unsure of his actions, he should file a grievance. You cannot do it because she represented your husband. Her actions or inactions affected your husband. Even though you have also been affected, your husband has to file the grievance because he was her client.
Below please find a link to the State Bar of Texas page on how to file a complaint
against a lawyer. The page also explains the process and the disciplinary rules. If the attorney is found to have violated the ethics rules as they pertain to your husband, she can be disciplined by a private reprimand, a public reprimand, a suspension of her license or even a loss of her license to practice law.http://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Complaints_Against_Your_Lawyer
Regarding your husband's parole hearing, ANY violation can be used against your husband's ability to be released. Therefore, it would be in your husband's best interest to be represented by an attorney at his hearing. A parole attorney knows the system. S/he will be able best able to advocate for your husband during the hearing. Representation by an attorney may increase the chance of your husband's release.
Sometimes, an initial consultation is free or at a minimal charge. You may discuss the facts of your husband's case, evaluate the options and decide how to proceed. The attorney will have to also meet with your husband. Below please find a link to the State Bar of Texas page for the public. There is a link to an attorney referral.
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