Fran, r u still online?
the link u provided in your post "But try to call the Texas Bar Association's lawyer Referral Service. They may know of lawyers who are working the holiday weekend. I have linked you to their site" lists a telephone number that is only manned Mon-Fri, did you post the correct link?
Hi,Yes, I posted the Bar Association's link. I do not have their hours. I was hoping they had their office staffed on weekends for emergency purposes. Apparently they don't.If you know the court where he'll be arraigned, you can try to reach the clerk and see if there's a public defender covering arraignments. Every jurisdiction in the country is different and courts set their own administrative procedures in the buildings, but if he's being arraigned today there has to be an office open somewhere in the courthouse, and you might be able to put your mind at ease.The 6th Amendment right to counsel begins at arraignments, so it is customary in most courts that an incarcerated defendant first coming before the judge will have assigned counsel. But someone there may be able to reassure you.
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