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Wrongly Arrested for Drunk Driving This Christmas? Here’s What to Do and What NOT to Do

Drunk driving arrests are common throughout the year in Texas—especially in the summer and during the holidays. As people attend Christmas parties for friends and family and for work, they may overindulge in drinking and decide to drive home. If you’re attending any event this holiday season where alcohol is being served, take a rideshare… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    January 11, 2023

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Boating While Intoxicated on New Year’s Eve: What Do I Do if I’m Arrested?

As the New Year’s celebrations kick off, it’s important to let loose, but don’t go overboard with the celebrating. If you’re going out either on the road or on the water, be responsible. If you’re driving, don’t drink. And if you do drink, don’t drive a motor vehicle or watercraft—especially if you have passengers on… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    January 9, 2023

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Can I Spend Christmas with My Family After an Arrest?

The holidays are the perfect time to gather ’round your loved ones and spend some much-needed quality time. Unfortunately, in many cases, the holidays can breed conflict among family members, and it also means parties with alcohol being served. This means a spike in arrests for family violence and DWI. However, if you were recently… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    December 24, 2022

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Can Drug Charges Affect My Child Custody Case in Texas?

Fighting a child custody case isn’t easy. As you and your partner struggle to find the most suitable arrangement for your child, the situation can get out of hand because sometimes divorce can be messy. Both parents want maximum time with their children, and they fight hard to claim it. However, the outcome is rarely… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    December 19, 2022

JL Appears on the Price of Business Podcast to Talk About the Netfilx Series “Killer Sally”

JL appears with Kevin Price on the Price of Business podcast to discuss the hit Netflix series, “Killer Sally”. Would Sally McNeil be found guilty today given the current legal environment? JL talks about the docuseries and how the case is similar to one of her own clients. Listen here    Read More »

  • Mark Hayden

    December 16, 2022

What Are the Failure to Stop and Give Information (FSGI) and Hit-and-Run Laws in Texas?

A hit-and-run offense occurs when any driver involved flees the scene of an accident instead of staying to analyzing the situation, providing assistance (if needed) and calling the police. Failure to stop and give information (FSGI) is type of hit-and-run crime. When a driver leaves the scene of an accident and fails to give information, typically he… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    December 16, 2022

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The Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Hearing: How to Get Your Suspended Driver’s License Reinstated After Your DWI Arrest

If you are facing DWI charges and you refused or failed the breath or blood test, your driver’s license was automatically suspended. At this point, you are facing two separate legal procedures: your DWI criminal charges and the civil administrative license revocation (or ALR) hearing to get your driver’s license reinstated. Here are a few… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    December 14, 2022

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How Will a DWI Affect My Ability to Travel?

If you love to travel and were recently arrested for DWI, you should know that some countries will not allow you to enter if you have a DWI conviction on your record. In this blog, criminal defense attorney JL Carpenter will outline what you need to know about travel and why it’s critical that you mount… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    December 12, 2022

Has Your Child Been Arrested For Drug Possession?

Every year, approximately 146,000 minors are arrested in the U.S. for drug-related crimes. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    November 11, 2022

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3 Ways a Texas DWI Conviction Will Affect Your Family

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 1.5 million Americans are arrested each year for DWI and DUI, whether they were intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. DWI cases affect the offender, the victim, and their loved ones. The damage is severe, and families can take years to recover from the financial loss as well… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    October 5, 2022

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The Worst Wrongful Convictions in the US

We’ve all heard about unsolved cases. The offender is never caught, and justice is never served. Years and decades later, these cases still remain a mystery. While unsolved cases are frustrating, incorrectly solved cases are just as perplexing. If a person is wrongfully convicted, they may have to spend years, decades, or perhaps their entire… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    October 3, 2022

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