Can I Get Charged with a DWI for Taking Prescription Medication and Driving?

When it comes to DWI, prescription drugs are really no different from alcohol or any other intoxicant. Prescription drugs fall into three main categories: opioids, stimulants, and central nervous system (CNS) depressants. If you take any of these medications or any other substance that can negatively impact your normal use of your faculties, you could… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 16, 2021

How Does a DWI in Another State Affect My Texas Driver’s License?

If you get charged with a DWI in a different state, you may wonder how that charge and possible subsequent conviction can affect the status of your Texas driver’s license. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic is winding down, Texans are driving more for out-of-state work trips, vacations, and mini getaways. With more trips to other… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 15, 2021

Sugar Land DWI

What Happens If I’m Charged with a DWI in Sugar Land? If you’re arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated in Sugar Land, your future and freedom are on the line. Many people underestimate both the penalties for a DWI conviction and the impact it can have on their future. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 14, 2021

La Porte DWI

How Can DWI Charges Affect My Future and Freedom in La Porte? If you’re charged with drunk driving in La Porte, you shouldn’t take the situation lightly under any circumstances. Depending on the number of times you’ve been previously convicted, DWI charges can result in huge fines, major inconveniences, having to appear in court, and… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 13, 2021

What Makes A Solid Defense Strategy?

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  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    August 27, 2021

Key Differences Between BWI and DWI Charges in Texas

In summer 2021, the risk of accidents caused by watercraft operators who were BWI (boating while intoxicated) has increased. After a year and a half of maintaining social distancing, people are finally kick-starting their long-awaited boating excursions. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    August 1, 2021

Will I Lose My Job or My Professional License If I’m Charged with a DWI in Texas?

A DWI conviction can affect both your personal and professional lives in profound ways. You may face jail time, pay exorbitant fines, and have to comply with strict probationary terms. That’s aside from the time you’ll have to spend away from work to meet numerous court dates. However, if you were recently charged with a… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    July 31, 2021

3 Penalties for a Hit and Run in Texas

If you’re charged with a hit and run in Texas, the penalties can be stiff and life-changing. Before we explore them, let’s take a closer look at what qualifies as a hit and run. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    July 30, 2021

House Bill 1927 Permitless Carry Gun Bill: What Does It Mean for You?

After pushing for the permit-free possession of handguns, Senate Republicans in Texas were successful in passing House Bill 1927, which allows citizens, beginning in September 2021, to bear arms without requiring a state-issued permit (license). What does this mean for you? Continue reading for more information. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    July 29, 2021

What to Expect If You’re Caught Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License in Texas

Under Texas law, driving with a suspended or revoked license is classified as a Class C misdemeanor in the large majority of cases. Continue reading to take a closer look at the penalties and variations. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    July 7, 2021

3 Reasons Why DWI Cases Spike During the Summer Months

Considered the deadliest time of the year for drivers and pedestrians, summertime stands out for its rapid increase in DWI cases. Between 2019 and 2020, this increment slowed down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as we get closer to achieving herd immunity and are slowly getting back on track, DWI incidents are already on… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    July 6, 2021