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What Do I Do if I’m Charged with BWI in Texas?

Boating while intoxicated is considered one of the most serious crimes you can be charged with on Texas waterways. If you’ve been arrested for BWI—whether it was on the Gulf or on a lake, bay, or river—you will face a range of penalties. In this blog, we’ll offer a closer look at the charges for BWI… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    May 6, 2022

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What Happens if I Get a Second DWI in Texas?

If you’re arrested for drunk driving for a second time, you have a more acute understanding of the charges you may be facing. Repeat DWI offenses carry heavier penalties. Your future and freedom will be at stake depending on the severity of the charges. This blog will offer a closer look at the penalties for… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    May 4, 2022

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What’s the Difference Between Criminally Negligent Homicide and Wrongful Death under Texas Law?

No amount of consolation is ever enough for a grieving family. When a loved one is killed because of negligence, the pain is more pronounced, the guilt is amplified, and the regret is unmeasurable. This blog will help you understand the difference between negligent homicide and wrongful death. Wrongful Death Under Texas law, a wrongful… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    May 2, 2022

Reexamining the Adnan Syed Case: Why Wasn’t Justice Served?

Hae Min Lee, a popular, bright, and beautiful 18-year-old Korean American student, was last seen alive on January 13, 1999. Four weeks later, Lee’s body was discovered in Leakin Park in Gwynn Oak, Maryland. She had been killed by manual strangulation. Lee’s ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, a young Muslim student, was arrested and later convicted of… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    April 30, 2022

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How to Deal with the Stress of Your DWI Case: Advice from Top Attorney JL Carpenter

If you’re embroiled in a difficult DWI defense case, you may begin to feel anxious, stressed, and perhaps even depressed. People often struggle to navigate the ups and downs of the legal process. Not only is the process purposely protracted, but it also induces feelings of frustration, agitation, nervousness, and fear. If you’re stressed about… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    April 4, 2022

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What Are the Charges for Arson in Texas?

Arson is defined as the act of starting a fire, regardless of whether it continues after ignition. A suspect can be charged even if the act doesn’t cause an explosion, destruction, or damage. In this blog, we’ll offer a closer look at the penalties for arson. 1. The Punishment for Arson Arson is a second-degree… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    March 26, 2022

Ways to Have Your DWI Charges Reduced

If this is your first time being charged with a DWI, or if your arrest involved officer misconduct, you may be able to have your DWI charge reduced.     Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    March 24, 2022

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FAQ’s: Understanding the Updated Gun Laws in Texas: 2022 Edition

As a responsible gun owner, you need to keep up with the latest development in gun laws in Texas. This blog will examine the latest developments passed by the Texas Legislature and explain what that mean to you and how it could affect your rights. 1. Do I Need a License to Carry (LTC) a… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    March 24, 2022

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What Is Attorney-Client Privilege and Why Is It So Important?

Attorney-client privilege is a legal privilege that keeps all communication between lawyers and their clients private and confidential. It’s recognized as one of the most sacred privileges for all confidential communication between an attorney and their client. According to the US Supreme Court, the privilege assures confidentiality and encourages clients to freely and candidly share… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    March 22, 2022

JL Talks about “Catching Killers” Netflix Series on Price of Business Podcast

  JL appears with Kevin Price on the Price of Business Podcast and analyzes the latest season of Netflix’s hit series “Catching Killers” discussing the difference between laws in Canada versus the United States.   Read More »

  • Mark Hayden

    March 18, 2022

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What Are the Charges for Racially Motivated Hate Crimes in Texas?

Hate crime reports have reached an all-time high in 12 years. As we work towards making America more racially inclusive and accepting, it’s important to keep ourselves informed about the current laws. Under Texas law, a hate crime is committed when a person targets another individual or group for their race, color, religion, disability, age,… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    March 7, 2022

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What Should I Do if I’m Wrongfully Accused of and Arrested for Homicide?

There are several incidents in life that make people shudder with fear. An accidental arrest for homicide is one of them. If you know you’re innocent, the thought of potentially going to jail for a crime you didn’t commit is horrifying. In this blog, we’ll walk you through three immediate measures you should take if… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    March 2, 2022