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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

If I’m Arrested for DWI and Someone Dies, What Are the Charges?

If you were arrested for DWI in Texas, the charges can vary based on a wide range of factors. Unfortunately, causing someone’s death because of personal recklessness (in this case, intoxication) elevates the punishment dramatically. You can be charged with intoxication manslaughter if you are legally found intoxicated and you kill someone by accident or… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    July 5, 2021

Boating While Intoxicated: What You Need to Know Before Going Out on the Water

After 18 months or so of largely remaining indoors because of the pandemic, people are finally putting their summer plans into action. As you kick-start the festivities, make sure you put safety first. Under Texas law, operating a watercraft while intoxicated is a serious offense. In fact, the punishments for operating a watercraft while intoxicated… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    July 4, 2021

Quality Of A Good Lawyer

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  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    July 2, 2021

4th of July

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July from the Law Office of JL Carpenter As the 4th of July weekend is upon us, what does that mean and how does it apply to us? On July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 2nd Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence. The colonies broke free… Read More »

  • JL Carpenter

    July 1, 2021

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How to Protect Your Child’s Rights When They Are Charged with Serious Drug Charges as a Minor

Parents may not always know that their child is involved with drugs until they receive a call from their school or, worse, the police. However, even though your child is a minor, they can still be charged with possession in Texas. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    May 21, 2021