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How Will a DWI Affect My Ability to Travel?

If you love to travel and were recently arrested for DWI, you should know that some countries will not allow you to enter if you have a DWI conviction on your record. In this blog, criminal defense attorney JL Carpenter will outline what you need to know about travel and why it’s critical that you mount… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    December 12, 2022

Has Your Child Been Arrested For Drug Possession?

Every year, approximately 146,000 minors are arrested in the U.S. for drug-related crimes. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    November 11, 2022

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3 Ways a Texas DWI Conviction Will Affect Your Family

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 1.5 million Americans are arrested each year for DWI and DUI, whether they were intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. DWI cases affect the offender, the victim, and their loved ones. The damage is severe, and families can take years to recover from the financial loss as well… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    October 5, 2022

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The Worst Wrongful Convictions in the US

We’ve all heard about unsolved cases. The offender is never caught, and justice is never served. Years and decades later, these cases still remain a mystery. While unsolved cases are frustrating, incorrectly solved cases are just as perplexing. If a person is wrongfully convicted, they may have to spend years, decades, or perhaps their entire… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    October 3, 2022

I Just Killed My Dad: The Netflix Series That Shocked the Entire Nation

As one of the most shocking true crime documentaries released on Netflix this year, I Just Killed My Dad sent reverberations across the entire nation. In fact, it had a global impact. The three-part documentary follows the story of Anthony Templet, a 17-year-old boy living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his father, Burt Templet. In 2019,… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 30, 2022

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3 Aggravating Factors That Can Make a Texas DWI Worse

Under Texas law, an aggravated DWI refers to a set of unique circumstances that heighten the severity of a DWI charge. For instance, if you injure someone while driving drunk, have a child in the vehicle, get pulled over with an open container in the vehicle, or have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.15%… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 28, 2022

When Do You Need An Attorney For A DUI/DWI?

If you’ve been arrested for DWI, it’s important to know your rights and know what to do after you’ve been arrested. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 17, 2022

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How to Avoid an Unpleasant Jail Experience in Houston

If you’ve been arrested for the first time, you may feel anxious and stressed about what’s to come. The jail experience is presented as a seedy, frightening experience in film and on television—especially in true crime documentaries. While the experience is often exaggerated, in reality, being jailed varies from facility to facility. It also depends… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 15, 2022

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What Happens If I’m Wrongfully Charged With Selling Drugs to Minors?

While other states have legalized some drugs like marijuana, it is still illegal to possess it, let alone sell it. The law is also very clear when it comes to selling illegal drugs to minors. Under Texas law, anyone under the age of 18 is considered a minor. This blog will walk you through the… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 12, 2022

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The Penalties for Evading a DWI Arrest in Texas

In most DWI arrest scenarios, people are pulled over for a minor traffic violation and then the officer establishes probable cause to suspect that they’ve been drinking. Getting pulled over for a minor traffic violation after you’ve been somewhere where you drank alcohol or smoked marijuana can leave even the calmest and most confident person… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 8, 2022

How to Use Bodycam and Dashcam Footage in Your Favor During a DWI Case

If you’re pulled over and the officer suspects that you are intoxicated, be polite, exercise your right to remain silent—don’t discuss where you’ve been or where you’re going—and cooperate by providing your driver’s license and proof of insurance if they’re requested. Always remember that you have rights, so don’t give them up to anyone for… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 5, 2022

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What Happens If I’m Charged with DWI While Serving in the Military in Texas?

Military personnel are held to a higher standard than civilians in Texas. If they commit a crime, they face the same penalties, but they could face disciplinary action ranging from reprimand to a military court-martial. If you serve in the military on one of the many bases located in Texas and you were recently charged… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    August 17, 2022