Remote Attorney Visitation

Remote attorney visitation is available. Call 210-335-2544 to schedule an appointment.

Remote Attorney Visitation (RAV) System Procedures

  • The defense attorney calls Criminal District Court Administration (CDCA) at 210-335-2544, to make a request. The defense attorney may also come by in person to the 3rd floor of the Paul Elizondo tower to make the request. The attorney must give their client’s name and SID number. The attorney must leave a good call-back number in case there is a problem.
  • CDCA schedules an appointment for the attorney to come back and visit with his/her client remotely. 
  • Appointments will be made in 30 minute increments. In very special circumstances, a shorter or longer period of time may be scheduled. Appointments can be made anytime Monday through Friday, except on county holidays, from 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • CDCA can schedule up to 3 defendants per attorney, to appear consecutively, with 30 minutes allotted to each defendant.
  • When the appointment is made, CDCA will email the jail with the defendant’s name and SID number, the attorney requesting remote visitation, and the date and time of the meeting.
  • If 10 or more minutes have passed from the time an appointment is scheduled and the attorney has not shown up at CDCA, CDCA will contact the attorney 1st. If the appointment needs to be cancelled, CDCA will let the jail contact person know that they can take the inmate back and the appointment will be rescheduled. On the 3rd time that this occurs with the same attorney, that attorney will no longer be allowed to use the RAV system.