The Locke Law Group


What Is A Bond? Why Are Bonds Set?

February 1, 2019

A bond is an amount that person risks if the accused does not show up to court. Usually, that person is a bondsman. Sometimes the State gives you a personal recognizance bond. These bonds are available for minor offenses. A personal recognizance bond is a bond that is essentially monitored by the government or the county where you were arrested. Sometimes, these bonds contain conditions that a regular bond would not require. Bonds are set so that the government doesn’t have to keep everyone they accuse of a crime in jail. It is essentially a monetary promise made by a… Read More

What To Do Before You Are Charged For A Crime In Arizona

May 25, 2018

Being charged with a crime in Arizona is as scary and intimidating as it is anywhere else. But each state has its own criminal laws and Arizona is no different. If you have been implicated in an Arizona crime, you need skilled, aggressive criminal defense by your side. Only a criminal defense lawyer in Arizona understands the criminal court processes and laws well enough to fully protect your rights. But do not wait until you charges are filed. Contact an Arizona criminal defense lawyer when you are still under suspicion. Do not second-guess the process or whether you will even… Read More

Montgomery County, Texas Police Arrest 62 Suspected DUIs Over Memorial Day Weekend

June 16, 2017

Over Memorial Day weekend last month, police in Montgomery County alone arrested 62 suspected drunk drivers, many of whom had prior DUIs, through “Operation Blackout.” During “Operation Blackout,” police employed heavy patrols over a five-day period in an attempt to catch drivers under the influence. By the end of the weekend, police had arrested 62 people. 60 people were charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) and 2 were charged with boating while intoxicated. Of the 62 people arrested, 42 were arrested on a first DWI, 10 on a second DWI, and 4 on a third or subsequent DWI. Four of… Read More

Texas House Passes Bill Allowing Discrimination in Adoption

June 6, 2017

Last month, the Texas House of Representatives passed HB 3859, a bill allowing adoption, foster care, and family planning agencies that receive state funding or are privately owned to legally discriminate against prospective families. If the bill is signed into law, Texas would not be able to take action against an agency or its workers for acting on their religious beliefs in the form of withholding state funds, redirecting grant money, or any other type of adverse action. This bill has widespread consequences with broad scope; it does not only apply to religious organizations but any agency claiming to have… Read More

What Are Class Action Lawsuits

December 27, 2016

The US law is generally really complicated due to the robustness of the system. However, the reason why the system is so complicated is because it is comprehensive and detailed. That, however, also means that there aren’t many people who can understand it in much detail, and especially not all of it. Those who can, the legal experts typically keep a lot of that knowledge for themselves and earn a lot of money for their skills. We talked to attorneys at Dunn, DeSantis, Walt, & Kendrick, LLP about the topic of class action lawsuits, what they are and how they… Read More

Adverse Effects Of Social Media On A Personal Injury Claim

April 2, 2016

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram have become an inescapable part of everyday life. There are potentially billions of users worldwide who are now using social media sites either recreationally or professionally. Although your activity on social media may be an important aspect of your life, when you file a personal injury claim, you are trying to show that the defendant has caused you some type of physical, emotional or psychological harm. Insurance adjusters along with defense attorneys investigate all aspects of a personal injury claim with the aim of disproving the merits of that particular claim.… Read More

What Is The Process Of Filing A Personal Injury Case?

March 30, 2016

Many personal injury cases are not taken to the court and settled without any paperwork.  However, in order to understand the process of how the settlement takes place, you should know the following steps: 1 Meeting with a personal injury lawyer: First of all, you need to search for a personal injury attorney. Most of the attorneys deal with free early consultation; you can discuss your suit with him. After knowing about your case the injury lawyer may or may not accept your personal injury case. Many attorneys work on conditional fee grounds that is also called “no win, no… Read More