I Just Killed My Dad: The Netflix Series That Shocked the Entire Nation

As one of the most shocking true crime documentaries released on Netflix this year, I Just Killed My Dad sent reverberations across the entire nation. In fact, it had a global impact. The three-part documentary follows the story of Anthony Templet, a 17-year-old boy living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his father, Burt Templet. In 2019,… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 30, 2022

Three adults in a car with open containers committing aggravated DWI

3 Aggravating Factors That Can Make a Texas DWI Worse

Under Texas law, an aggravated DWI refers to a set of unique circumstances that heighten the severity of a DWI charge. For instance, if you injure someone while driving drunk, have a child in the vehicle, get pulled over with an open container in the vehicle, or have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.15%… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 28, 2022

When Do You Need An Attorney For A DUI/DWI?

If you’ve been arrested for DWI, it’s important to know your rights and know what to do after you’ve been arrested. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 17, 2022

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How to Avoid an Unpleasant Jail Experience in Houston

If you’ve been arrested for the first time, you may feel anxious and stressed about what’s to come. The jail experience is presented as a seedy, frightening experience in film and on television—especially in true crime documentaries. While the experience is often exaggerated, in reality, being jailed varies from facility to facility. It also depends… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 15, 2022

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What Happens If I’m Wrongfully Charged With Selling Drugs to Minors?

While other states have legalized some drugs like marijuana, it is still illegal to possess it, let alone sell it. The law is also very clear when it comes to selling illegal drugs to minors. Under Texas law, anyone under the age of 18 is considered a minor. This blog will walk you through the… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 12, 2022

Illustration of police cars and a helicopter surrounding a suspect evading DWI arrest.

The Penalties for Evading a DWI Arrest in Texas

In most DWI arrest scenarios, people are pulled over for a minor traffic violation and then the officer establishes probable cause to suspect that they’ve been drinking. Getting pulled over for a minor traffic violation after you’ve been somewhere where you drank alcohol or smoked marijuana can leave even the calmest and most confident person… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 8, 2022

How to Use Bodycam and Dashcam Footage in Your Favor During a DWI Case

If you’re pulled over and the officer suspects that you are intoxicated, be polite, exercise your right to remain silent—don’t discuss where you’ve been or where you’re going—and cooperate by providing your driver’s license and proof of insurance if they’re requested. Always remember that you have rights, so don’t give them up to anyone for… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 5, 2022

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JL Discusses Netflix’s “The Most Hated Man on the Internet” Docuseries on Price of Business Podcast

JL appears on Kevin Price’s Price of Business podcast to chat about the legal perspective on the Netflix True Crime docuseries, “The Most Hated Man on the Internet.” Read More »

  • Mark Hayden

    August 19, 2022

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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