JL Talks about “Catching Killers” Netflix Series on Price of Business Podcast

  JL appears with Kevin Price on the Price of Business Podcast and analyzes the latest season of Netflix’s hit series “Catching Killers” discussing the difference between laws in Canada versus the United States.   Read More »

  • Mark Hayden

    March 18, 2022

3 Reasons Why Expungement of Your DWI Arrest Should Be Your #1 New Year’s Resolution

Criminal expungement is the process of erasing the criminal record after your DWI case is dismissed or you’ve been found innocent of the charges, leaving you with a clean criminal record slate. As a result, expunged records don’t appear in background checks, making it look like the offense never happened. Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    January 9, 2022

3 Things You Should Know About Holiday Drug Busts

There’s something about the holidays that just makes people a little crazy. They drink more. And some try illegal drugs or do more of them. For the record, we don’t recommend giving illegal drugs as Christmas gifts. So, if you or a loved one was caught possessing, trafficking, manufacturing, or selling illegal drugs during the… Read More »

  • Attorney JL Carpenter

    January 9, 2022

JL Carpenter on Price of Business Podcast

JL Appears on the Price of Business Podcast

  JL talks to Kevin Price on the Price of Business Podcast about the Innocence Project, facing criminal charges and Constitutional rights.   Read More »

  • Mark Hayden

    December 13, 2021

Texas Gun Laws

Can I Carry under new Texas law?

Can I Carry a Firearm under new Texas law? Now that Texas passed a new law related to the carrying of firearms, we are receiving many questions asking under what circumstances does the new law apply. Answer: Generally, if you were eligible to carry a firearm under the old License to Carry law, then you… Read More »

  • JL Carpenter

    October 10, 2021

How Do I Get A Protective Order?

How do I get a restraining order? Have you ever heard the phrase, “The law doesn’t protect you until the damage is done”? This phrase is somewhat true. Read More »

  • JL Carpenter

    June 30, 2020

Can I Be Arrested on Words Alone?

The best thing to do is keep quiet, take the arrest, make bond, hire a lawyer and let your lawyer work out the details with you before going to court. Read More »

  • JL Carpenter

    June 24, 2020

What is DWI PreTrial Intervention?

Harris County, Texas and other surrounding counties have a DWI Pretrial Intervention program (DWI PTI). This program is used for first time DWI offenders to be accountable for the offense. It is also an opportunity to have the matter expunged and removed from their criminal record. Read More »

  • JL Carpenter

    June 23, 2020

Cleaning Up Your Record

Have you been arrested and now you want to clean up your record? Not every arrest can be removed from someone’s criminal history. There are two tools available to remove a criminal record from someone’s history; expunctions and non-disclosures. Read More »

  • JL Carpenter

    June 14, 2020

What is a Grand Jury?

Oftentimes, we have clients charged with felony cases in which we suggest that we should present their defense to the Grand Jury. Clients get confused between a grand jury and a jury trial. A grand jury is not the same as a jury for a jury trial. Read More »

  • JL Carpenter

    June 7, 2020

The Rise in DWI Arrests

At the Law Office of JL Carpenter we diligently review every aspect of our client’s case Read More »

  • JL Carpenter

    May 31, 2020

Attorney JL Carpenter Talks About the Roll of Zoom in Texas Courts on Dudes n Beer Podcast

Attorney JL Carpenter appeared on the Dudes n Beer Podcast recently to discuss how Zoom could transform the Texas court system for the better–from jury selection to actual trial–after COVID-19. The Dudes n Beer podcast is available FREE for Android and iDevices. Listen here. Read More »

  • Mark Hayden

    May 20, 2020