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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

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Why Did Ted Bundy Defend Himself at Trial? Was This a Smart Move?

Abraham Lincoln once said, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” There are few more famous examples of this adage than in the case of Ted Bundy. Short Introduction to Ted Bundy Ted Bundy was among the most heinous serial killers to have operated in the 20th century. He committed horrendous acts,… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    June 14, 2022

Can You Be Charged with Boating While Intoxicated on a Jet Ski?

Have you ever wondered whether you could get charged for drinking and boating on a jet ski or other personal watercraft? If you live in the state of Texas, the answer is yes. According to Section 49.06 of the Texas Penal Code, boating while intoxicated (BWI) is a serious offense no matter what kind of… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    June 1, 2022

Charged with Domestic Violence? Here’s What to Do Next

Domestic violence is a horrible crime that affects families all over the state of Texas. When it occurs, it has an impact directly on the victim and indirectly on the children who may witness it. But domestic violence is also used as a weapon in civil divorce and child custody cases. As a serious criminal… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    May 30, 2022

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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