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How to Get False Assault Charges Dropped in Texas

Assault is a serious crime in Texas. Under Texas law, if a person knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another individual, he or she can get charged with misdemeanor assault. Aggravated assault, on the other hand, means the offender caused serious bodily injury or brandished a deadly weapon. If you’re convicted of simple misdemeanor assault, you’ll face up to… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    February 16, 2023

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What Is Deferred Adjudication and When Is It an Option?

Usually offered to first-time offenders by a judge, deferred adjudication is a type of community supervision/probation. It allows a defendant to accept responsibility for a crime he or she committed without a conviction being recorded. It’s important to note that the jury cannot grant a deferred adjudication. Since only a judge can grant this order, the defender… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    February 14, 2023

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High-Speed Police Chase: What Punishment Can You Face If You Elude Arrest In A Motor Vehicle?

When the police signal a person to pull over, that person’s fight or flight mode is activated. If you have nothing to worry about, you’ll easily comply with the officers and pull over. However, if you panic because you have a controlled substance in your car or you have a warrant for your arrest for… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    February 10, 2023

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Can You Get a DWI in Texas While Operating a Moving Vehicle with an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)?

There are no self-driving cars on the market as of January 2023, but there are several vehicles on the market that have advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and they have automatic tasks that include acceleration, braking, and even steering. And the features are improving with newer models to include lane changing and hands-free cruise control. These… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    February 8, 2023

Most Important Things Your Criminal Defense Attorney Should Do

You just hired a criminal defense attorney to defend you against serious charges. Here is what they should be doing to get ready for your case.   Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    February 2, 2023

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New Year, Fresh Start: How to Clear Your DWI Criminal Record in 2023

As you step into 2023, it’s time for a fresh start. Criminal record expungement is the process of getting your criminal conviction destroyed or sealed from the official state or federal record. This means your criminal conviction will be removed from the public record completely—as though it never happened. Hidden from public view, it will… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    January 13, 2023

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Wrongly Arrested for Drunk Driving This Christmas? Here’s What to Do and What NOT to Do

Drunk driving arrests are common throughout the year in Texas—especially in the summer and during the holidays. As people attend Christmas parties for friends and family and for work, they may overindulge in drinking and decide to drive home. If you’re attending any event this holiday season where alcohol is being served, take a rideshare… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    January 11, 2023

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Boating While Intoxicated on New Year’s Eve: What Do I Do if I’m Arrested?

As the New Year’s celebrations kick off, it’s important to let loose, but don’t go overboard with the celebrating. If you’re going out either on the road or on the water, be responsible. If you’re driving, don’t drink. And if you do drink, don’t drive a motor vehicle or watercraft—especially if you have passengers on… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    January 9, 2023

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Can I Spend Christmas with My Family After an Arrest?

The holidays are the perfect time to gather ’round your loved ones and spend some much-needed quality time. Unfortunately, in many cases, the holidays can breed conflict among family members, and it also means parties with alcohol being served. This means a spike in arrests for family violence and DWI. However, if you were recently… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    December 24, 2022

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Can Drug Charges Affect My Child Custody Case in Texas?

Fighting a child custody case isn’t easy. As you and your partner struggle to find the most suitable arrangement for your child, the situation can get out of hand because sometimes divorce can be messy. Both parents want maximum time with their children, and they fight hard to claim it. However, the outcome is rarely… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    December 19, 2022

What Are the Failure to Stop and Give Information (FSGI) and Hit-and-Run Laws in Texas?

A hit-and-run offense occurs when any driver involved flees the scene of an accident instead of staying to analyzing the situation, providing assistance (if needed) and calling the police. Failure to stop and give information (FSGI) is type of hit-and-run crime. When a driver leaves the scene of an accident and fails to give information, typically he… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    December 16, 2022

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The Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Hearing: How to Get Your Suspended Driver’s License Reinstated After Your DWI Arrest

If you are facing DWI charges and you refused or failed the breath or blood test, your driver’s license was automatically suspended. At this point, you are facing two separate legal procedures: your DWI criminal charges and the civil administrative license revocation (or ALR) hearing to get your driver’s license reinstated. Here are a few… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    December 14, 2022