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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

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What Defines Intoxication Under Texas Law?

Every Texas citizen shoulders the responsibility of understanding the local laws. As driving while intoxicated (DWI) cases increase across Texas, understanding the specific DWI laws has become even more important. In this blog, we’ll offer a closer look at the definition of intoxication under Texas law. We’ll also cover the tools used to measure intoxication… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    August 15, 2022

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When Are the Texas No-Refusal Weekends in 2022?

Under Texas law, no-refusal weekends refer to specific dates (mostly holiday weekends) when police officers, under a signed warrant from a judge, have the right to take a blood sample from a driver—under force, if need be—with the purpose of acquiring evidence to prove intoxication. This blog will talk about no-refusal weekends in 2022 and… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    August 10, 2022

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What Will Happen to My Nursing License If I’m Charged with DWI in Texas?

A driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge can affect your future and freedom and have additional dire consequences if you are a licensed professional healthcare worker. As a registered nurse, you may wonder whether your license will be revoked. Moreover, how will the arrest affect your future as a nurse? We’ll provide more insight in this blog.… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    August 3, 2022

Why is Attorney-Client Privilege So Important?

Attorney-client privilege is a legal privilege that ensures all communication between lawyers and their clients remain confidential. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    July 20, 2022

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Texas School Shooting: Should Officers Face Charges for Not Acting Soon Enough?

The Robb Elementary School shooting sent ripples across the entire nation, especially in Texas. As we grapple with the aftermath of the horrifying incident, we must take appropriate measures to protect our children. The officers at the scene reportedly delayed stepping in and confronting the shooter. They were aware of what was happening inside. They were… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    July 6, 2022

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What’s the Difference Between Manslaughter and Murder in Texas?

Murder and manslaughter are similar in that they are both felonies and they both have resulted in the death of someone. However, these offenses are very different when it comes to the law and how they are defended. In this blog, we’ll discuss the primary differences between the two terms and offer more insights into… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    July 5, 2022

How can a DWI lawyer help you in your case?

When facing a DWI charge, it’s critical to have a lawyer on your with DWI experience willing to help you throughout the process. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    July 4, 2022

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What Happens to Police Officers Who Are Charged With DWI?

A DWI conviction is rough on everyone. However, the situation can get trickier when someone from law enforcement is arrested for DWI. As a police officer, you bear the burden of being held to a higher standard than the public you serve. So when you are arrested for DWI, it’s important that you understand that you… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    June 29, 2022

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What Happens to Your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) If You’re Convicted of DWI?

No matter who you are, a DWI conviction can have a profound impact on your life and career. And if you drive professionally, whether it’s a truck or limo, the impact can be even greater since your career is tied to your commercial driver’s license (CDL). In this blog, we’ll look at the repercussions that being… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    June 27, 2022

JL Carpenter Discusses the Netflix’s Documentary: Our Father

Famed Defense Attorney Looks at “Our Father” on Netflix Read More »

  • Mark Hayden

    June 20, 2022

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How to Strengthen Your Boating While Intoxicated Case in Texas

People from all around Texas go boating almost year-round in some areas, but summertime is an especially busy time on Texas waterways. Boating is a great way to unwind, especially when you get to enjoy a few cold ones out on the water. While watercraft passengers are legally allowed to drink alcohol, the boat’s operator… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    June 15, 2022