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What is a 12.44?

June 18, 2020

Why Your Loved One Keeps Asking for a 12.44 on a State Jail Felony Drug Case What is a 1244 and Do I even Want One? Can I get a 12.44? How do you qualify for a 12.44 when you are in Bexar County Jail? How can a criminal defense attorney help you or a loved one qualify for punishment under this statute? When you have a loved one who has been arrested and is waiting in jail it feels like no one is giving you any information. Many times your loved one calls and tells you what they see… Read More

Defending Against Criminal Mischief Charges in San Antonio, TX

June 1, 2020

What is Criminal Mischief? Have you been accused of criminal mischief in San Antonio, Texas? Most people are not aware that this crime exists  crime they get arrested for it. If you have been accused of criminal mischief in San Antonio, Texas it is normal to wonder what that means and how the State will prove the case against you, or what that crime even means. Criminal mischief is defined under the Texas Penal Code 28.03. This occurs when someone intentionally damages the property of another so that the property is not worth as much. The State needs to prove:… Read More

Defending Yourself in Texas- Explaining Self-Defense

May 23, 2020

What is Self-Defense in Texas? How do you claim self-defense in San Antonio, Texas? If it was self-defense, how am I getting arrested? If I have been arrested for a crime of violence, can I still claim self-defense? How can a lawyer use a self-defense argument to get a case dismissed or get a client acquitted? This blog post will help answer these and other questions surrounding self-defense in Texas and San Antonio, Texas. What is Self-Defense? The law of self-defense is one of the most complicated areas of criminal defense. Section 9.31 of the Texas Penal Code defines when… Read More

Bexar County Standing Orders What You Need to Know Before Divorce

May 8, 2020

What Are Bexar County Standing Orders or What Orders Go Into Effect Once I File for Divorce?                The Bexar County Standing Orders are Special Orders that apply to both parties once a divorce is filed.  These Standing Orders automatically go into place at the time a divorce action is filed.  The Standing Orders also include provisions for children, for the child custody part of a divorce.  A copy of the Standing Orders is attached to the Divorce Petition and it is included with the divorce papers once the other party is served.  If you are getting a San Antonio… Read More

What to do When Accused of Child Abuse in San Antonio, Texas

April 27, 2020

  What Do You Do If You Are Under Investigation in San Antonio, TX for Child Abuse? How Do You Beat A Wrongful Child Abuse Accusation in San Antonio, Texas?               The Locke Law Group defends those accused of child abuse in San Antonio, Texas and every county in South Central Texas. If you are in San Antonio, Texas and are accused of child abuse you need to call a lawyer immediately. This usually happens when you a receive a phone call from Child Protective Services (CPS) or a detective asking you about an… Read More

What Happens if my Bexar County Probation Officer Won’t Answer the Phone or Call Me Back?

March 27, 2020

This guide will help explain what to do if you can’t get ahold of your Bexar County Probation Officer or Bexar County Community Supervision Officer. Not reporting and committing a new crime are the two most common reasons a probationer violates his or her probation. Many times, probation officers are not invested in their probationers successfully completing their probation. Because most probationers don’t have experience with the criminal justice system, they are surprised to find that their probation officer will not “work with them.” If there is one thing that Bexar County Probation Officers believe it is that probation should… Read More

How The Locke Law Group is Helping During the COVID-19 Crisis

March 19, 2020

Since the COVID-19 crisis began The Locke Law Group has kept its doors open. While we are practicing social distancing and attempting to do everything that we can by phone or video conference we feel it is important to keep offering legal services during this crisis. Why? Because we believe that access to our court system is an important part of dealing with this crisis. Keeping People out of Jail During COVID-19 So far, we have kept several people out of jail since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. While courts have cancelled their dockets, judges are still going to… Read More

What Happens If I Have A San Antonio, TX Probation Violation?

March 16, 2020

Are you concerned about a probation violation? Maybe you’re thinking about going on probation and wondering what will happen if violate probation. If you’ve been accused of a crime in Bexar County, Texas and accepted a plea bargain to avoid spending time in jail or in prison, it is likely you have been put on deferred adjudication or probation. The formal term for probation is community supervision. Deferred adjudication and probation are contracts between you and the judge. Those contracts are an agreement that you will do certain things, and in exchange the judge will not send you to prison.… Read More

How Do I Clear My Criminal Record in San Antonio, Texas?

February 18, 2020

In San Antonio, Texas having a clean criminal record is important when trying to stand out in our competitive job market. How do you get a clean record in San Antonio, Texas after an arrest or a criminal accusation has been filed against you? How can you clean an arrest off your record? This article will give a step by step explanation of how a criminal defense attorney can help you get an arrest off your record, it will explain why you should want a criminal arrest off your record, and whether or not you qualify to have your record… Read More

Deferred Adjudication: Opportunity or Trap?

February 6, 2020

If you’ve been charged with a crime it is normal to worry about going to prison or ending up in jail. However, most people who have never been charged with a crime do not end up in prison. Instead, they are offered something called deferred adjudication. Yet, deferred adjudication is not always a good solution for many people. This post will explore what it means to be put on deferred adjudication in Bexar County, Texas. What Does it Mean to Get Deferred Adjudication in Bexar County, Texas? If you have been accused of a crime in Bexar County, Texas (and… Read More