Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.
So is the person here being held in jail and cannot make bond, give me more information here please, thanks.
So yes the court should arraign him here, when they set bond then then they should appoint him a lawyer.The lawyer should then visit him in court or jail to discuss his case and representation.It is normal for the appointed lawyer to try and meet him and talk about lowering bond.You have to be careful here, if you can bond out then court can say you can afford a lawyer.
Law requiring appointment of lawyer
Criminal files are public record why don't you call the District Clerk here and see if lawyer has been appointed and give him a call if there is one and ask when he will meet with your loved one.
Clerks list by county
You can get a case number, judge, and lawyer if there was one appointed.Also they will tell you when any preliminary hearing is scheduled.That way you can help here and communicate with the loved one here in jail.
This will help you understand the process in Texas
I do appreciate the chance to help you tonight.I wish you and your loved one the best here with his case.He would get credit here for jail time if he were to plead guilty or be found guilty.This is not wasted time here prior to trial or plea.
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