The Locke Law Group

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December 24, 2019

Are Attorney Meetings Confidential?

People who come into our office for the first time, come in to discuss intensely private matters. Sometimes, they are getting divorced. Sometimes they are under investigation. Our clients need to feel free to tell us everything. Maybe they think their spouse is being unfaithful, or maybe they are being unfaithful. They might have committed a crime or witnessed a crime they might be suspected of committing. Regardless of circumstances their communications are covered by the attorney/client privilege. When someone comes into speak with an attorney they might not be sure if they can speak freely because they do not… Read More

DWI: Misdemeanor vs. Felony

When is a First Time DWI a Felony? This blog entry will attempt to help people who have been arrested for a Driving While Intoxicated understand the nature of their charges. A first time DWI might be a misdemeanor or a felony. If it is a misdemeanor it can be a Class A or B. Understanding your legal situation is key to getting your case resolved in your favor. Usually, your first Driving While Intoxicated arrest is a misdemeanor offense. If someone is arrested for a DWI and their blood alcohol result is below a .15 they are charged with… Read More

11 Tips For Hiring A San Antonio, TX Criminal Defense Attorney

In San Antonio, Texas there are a number of attorneys who claim to be criminal defense attorneys. How should you choose among them? How do you decide who the attorney is to represent you against a criminal accusation? Our country is built upon the rule of law, and our adherence to the law as a community of people is one shining star of our great democracy. Justice for all should mean for everyone, always, regardless of who they are. And as justice is defined as ‘just behavior or treatment’ that means justice for victims and justice for offenders who are… Read More

Explaining San Antonio, TX Bonds. The difference between PR Bonds vs Bondsman

What does it mean in San Antonio, TX when you have a bond in a criminal case? After you are arrested there are important things to know about San Antonio, TX bonds. What are the different kinds of bonds you can get? Are PR bonds better than using a bail bondsman? Should you use a lawyer to post your bond? This post will help answer all your questions about San Antonio, TX bonds. 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… Read More

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

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

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