Is Embezzlement a Felony or Misdemeanor Crime in Texas?

Under Texas laws, embezzling involves committing theft for your financial gain. Such theft often involves fraud, which means deliberately deceiving an entity or a person for monetary or personal gain. This can include gaining value via deceitful or misleading conduct, such as making false statements or misrepresentations. For example, if an employee steals money from… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    October 23, 2020

How Testing Drivers for Marijuana is Different from Testing for Alcohol?

In the United States, Marijuana is used by more than 11.8 million young adults making it one of the most commonly used drugs in our country. Although several states across the country are working to legalize marijuana, it remains an illegal controlled substance in Texas. Texas DWI Charges According to the Texas DWI law, also known as Texas Penal Code… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    October 22, 2020

2 Texas Drug Laws: Penalties for Marijuana and Cocaine

Texas has particularly strict laws around controlled substances and narcotics. Here’s a breakdown of two common laws along with their penalties. Cocaine Possession and Distribution Penalties According to the Texas Health and Safety Code (481.115), it’s illegal to possess, manufacture, or deliver any amount of cocaine in Texas. Possession Penalty: Possessing under 1 gram of cocaine… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    October 21, 2020

Can Domestic Violence Impact Firearm Ownership in Texas?

If you’ve faced a domestic violence charge in Texas, there are several domestic violence laws that can affect your ability to own a firearm. In this blog, we’ll talk about some common firearm ownership laws and how a domestic violence charge can affect your 2nd Amendment right. What is Texas’ 5-Year Firearm Ban? Texas law prohibits any person… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    October 20, 2020

police officer arrests man for domestic violence

What Qualifies As Domestic Violence?

Being charged with Domestic Violence is serious and ramifications can affect your family, job, social life and career. If you are wrongly charged with domestic violence always remember that you have rights. In many cases, your arrest can be weaponized and used against you in a pending divorce civil case to gain leverage in a… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 23, 2020

Police Officer Arresting Young Man

Know Your Rights: What You Should Know About Search & Seizure

The doorbell rings and a police officer is standing at your door. During the course of your discussion with the officer, they ask if they can search your home. Or during a routine traffic stop, the officer asks if they can search your vehicle. Can you tell them “no”? Do they have any kind of… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 22, 2020

Man passes out in the car while drunk driving

What To Expect After A DWI Arrest In Texas

If you are arrested and charged with a DWI, you should know about two legal proceedings that you’ll face in the weeks and months ahead. Needless to say, both proceedings could have a major impact on your freedom, your future, and your finances. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 21, 2020

minor pulled over by a cop

How To Protect Your Rights During A DUI Traffic Stop

You’re driving your vehicle, minding your own business, when you suddenly see flashing blue lights in the rearview mirror and the piercing wail of a police siren—this alone can induce stress even when you’ve done nothing wrong. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 18, 2020

DUI/DWI Conviction [Infographic]

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  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    September 18, 2020

3 Benefits Of a Criminal Defense Attorney- Infograph

Being arrested for a criminal offense can be scary and distressing, whether you’re guilty or innocent. Learn more in this infographic below: Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    August 19, 2020

How to Choose the Right Criminal Lawyer – Infograph

A criminal defense lawyer serves as your advocate in legal proceedings if you’re accused of a crime. They’re there to protect your interests and rights. Learn more in this infographic below: Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    August 18, 2020

children in the passenger seat of a vehicle

What Are The Penalties For DWI With A Child And Child Endangerment?

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, someone is hurt or killed in an alcohol-induced crash every 20 minutes in Texas. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    July 31, 2020