Houston Area Criminal Attorney Creates Video Explaining Rights With A DWI Stop

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When stopped with a DWI stop you want to be sure you know your rights so that you don't incriminate yourself by talking too much. JL Carpenter explains your rights in this video.

The penalty for being arrested and convicted for a DWI in Texas can be serious. While it is important to obey the law, you do not need to aid the police in their investigation. This means knowing your rights during a DWI stop.

One of the most important rights is “The right to remain silent.” It is so easy in the heat of the minute to want to be cooperative and talk too much. Back in the 1940’s there was a saying that, “Lose lips can sink ships.” Today you could say, “Lose lips can sink your case before your attorney has a chance to go to work.”

To learn more about your rights, click here to play the video.

The rule of thumb is, be polite and cooperative, but not too helpful. Do what you are told to do, such as getting out of the car, providing your license, registration, and insurance. However, you do not have to take the field sobriety test or let the police search your car.

JL Carpenteris one of the leading criminal attorneys in the Houston, Texas area and she has a lot of experience in helping clients minimize the impact of a DWI arrest or conviction. Having worked both sides of the criminal justice system, she knows how to work within the system for the best results.

TX DWI penalties are based on factors like age, license type, and other circumstances (such as having child passengers in the vehicle, or horrific events like death).

Common DWI penalties you can expect include:

· Fines and surcharges (also tack on court costs and lawyer fees).

· License suspension or revocation.

· Community service.

· Imprisonment (even for a 1st offense).

· DWI education and intervention programs.

· More expensive car insurance, depending on your provider.

Understanding what the penalties can be, you can see why it is important to know your rights NOW, call JL Carpenter to get started.It is important to call within 15 days of your arrest to get your driver’s license back.

Contact Info:
Name: JL Carpenter
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Organization: JL Carpenter Law & Associates
Address: 1506 Winding Way Drive Suite 504, Friendswood, TX 77546, United States
Phone: +1-713-201-6767

For more information, please visit http://www.jlcarpenterlaw.com

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