How to Prevent Your Guests from Getting a DWI When You Host Your New Year’s Eve Party

As your New Year’s Eve party draws close, make sure you focus on more than just the food, décor, and entertainment. Every year, hundreds of people across Texas are charged with drunk driving. Many arrests are made late at night when people are returning from New Year’s Eve parties. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    January 11, 2022

3 Things You Should Know About Holiday Drug Busts

There’s something about the holidays that just makes people a little crazy. They drink more. And some try illegal drugs or do more of them. For the record, we don’t recommend giving illegal drugs as Christmas gifts. So, if you or a loved one was caught possessing, trafficking, manufacturing, or selling illegal drugs during the… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    January 9, 2022

3 Reasons Why Expungement of Your DWI Arrest Should Be Your #1 New Year’s Resolution

Criminal expungement is the process of erasing the criminal record after your DWI case is dismissed or you’ve been found innocent of the charges, leaving you with a clean criminal record slate. As a result, expunged records don’t appear in background checks, making it look like the offense never happened. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    January 9, 2022

3 Immediate Steps to Take if You’re Pulled Over for DWI After a Holiday Party

In Houston, drinking and a holiday party go together like peas and carrots. If you’re going to attend an annual holiday party and know you’re going to drink, take a cab or ride-share both to and from the event. Or appoint a designated driver who will not drink to keep everyone else safe. Know that… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    January 8, 2022

Common Mistakes: Criminal Defendants Make

When you face a criminal charge, your actions can determine your future. It’s vital to understand the do’s and dont’s once you have been charged. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    November 11, 2021

Can I Be Charged With Possession if I Have Delta-8 CBD?

Ever since some states legalized cannabis, there has been a booming business in that industry that has flourished in states like Texas, where any product containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is illegal. THC products such as Delta-8, Delta-9, and Delta-10 CBD bind to the cannabinoid receptors in our brain and body, creating an intoxicating and psychoactive effect.… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    November 10, 2021

Understanding Felony Theft in Texas

There are certain circumstances that convert a typical case of theft into felony theft, which is significantly more serious. These include: The possession taken is valued at $2,500 or more The offender has previous convictions for theft The property is stolen from another individual, a grave, or a human corpse The stolen possession is an… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    November 9, 2021

A Guide to Facing Your Upcoming Drug Possession Legal Case in Texas

If you’re caught possessing drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, meth, crack, steroids, or ecstasy, you may be in big trouble. Drug possession could impact both your professional and personal lives, as the charge may appear on your criminal record and still carries a social stigma. From the moment you’re arrested, focus on protecting your rights,… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    November 8, 2021

Trespassing in Texas: 3 Charges You Should Know About

In its simplest form, trespassing is charged when you enter a property that you know you have no right to enter or remain on a property after being informed that you have no right to be there. Criminal trespassing is considered a misdemeanor in Texas. In most cases, it is classified as a Class B… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    November 6, 2021

What Is Obstruction of Justice in Texas, and What Penalties Does the Charge Hold?

Under Texas law, obstruction of justice is a charge against any individual, including a peace officer or another officer acting on behalf of a peace officer, who intentionally interferes with the course of justice. The statute reads: (a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally prevents or obstructs a person he knows is a… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    October 7, 2021

Manufacturing Illegal Drugs in Texas: Penalties You Should Know About

As one of the most serious drug offenses, illegally manufacturing drugs in Texas comes with serious punishment, including fines and prison time. Under Texas law, “drug manufacturing” refers to the compounding, preparation, conversion, production, processing, or propagation of controlled substances. These include (but are not limited to) methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl. If an individual mixes… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    October 6, 2021

The Difference Between DUI & DWI In Texas

In Texas, both DUI and DWI refer to a person operating a motor vehicle in a public place. While DWI requires proof of intoxication, DUI does not. There are other differences. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    October 5, 2021