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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

Texas Gun Laws

Can I Carry under new Texas law?

Can I Carry a Firearm under new Texas law? Now that Texas passed a new law related to the carrying of firearms, we are receiving many questions asking under what circumstances does the new law apply. Answer: Generally, if you were eligible to carry a firearm under the old License to Carry law, then you… Read More »

  • JL Carpenter

    October 10, 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

Am I Required to Inform My Employer About My DWI Charges?

DWI charges shouldn’t be taken lightly in Houston, Texas. For a first-time offense, offenders are required to pay up to $2,000 in fines, spend up to 180 days in prison, and lose their driver’s license for a year. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    October 5, 2021

Why Do People Get Charged with Multiple DWIs?

While first-time DWI charges draw severe punishment and inconvenience in Texas, second- and third-time offenses are even more severe. One may think that after a first offense, the person would learn from their mistake and not drink and drive a second, third, or even fourth time. After they’ve faced the life-altering penalties and fines even… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    October 4, 2021

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