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When you need a Texas DWI lawyer, the attorneys at Trichter & LeGrand, PC, understand the enormous impact a DWI or DUI arrest can have on your reputation and your life. Our firm is home to two of only four DWI Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) lawyers in Texas (J. Gary Trichter and Troy McKinney), so with so much on the line, you want the best chance that could preserve your good name and getting your life back to normal. And that’s where we come in.

Trichter & LeGrand combines professional, aggressive criminal defense with caring, understanding legal counsel. This winning combination gives clients peace of mind that their cases are in the hands of a capable Texas DWI Lawyer. The firm was founded by Houston DWI lawyer J. Gary Trichter, a DWI Specialist by the NCDD and recognized in the field of driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI), boating while intoxicated (BWI), and flying while intoxicated (FWI) defense.

Since 1980, Gary has defended Texans concerned with preserving their valuable reputation. In fact, Gary co-authored the textbook Texas Drunk Driving Law, and has authored or co-authored 46 legal and aviation articles.

Gary has spoken at more than 300 seminars on criminal defense and DWI. He has taught lawyers, judges and prosecutors about numerous aspects of the law, particularly DWI.

DWI Specialist Lawyers

Gary Trichter is one of only four DWI Specialists in Texas. He has earned the designation because they are board-certified DWI/DUI Defense Attorneys by the National College for DUI Defense – the sole entity approved by the American Bar Association to bestow the qualification. The Texas Bar Association has no DWI board certification, but it does recognize the ABA DWI board certification. There are only four Texas attorneys with this certification, and two of them call Trichter & LeGrand home.

If you need a Texas DWI Lawyer, Trichter & LeGrand  can help you if you’ve been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI), boating while intoxicated (BWI) or flying while intoxicated (FWI), or if you face an administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing.

Our attorneys practice in Anahuac, Angleton, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Beaumont, Boerne, Brenham, Bryan/College Station, Conroe, Dallas, Fort Worth, Fredericksburg, Galveston, Hempstead, Houston, Huntsville, Katy, Kerrville, Orange, Richmond, Seguin, and San Antonio. We have an office in the Texas Hill Country in Bandera and have “of counsel” offices in Austin, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Beaumont, and San Antonio.

The lawyers at Trichter & LeGrand are skilled, seasoned, and knowledgeable in DWI, DUI, BWI, FWI, and ALR matters. We are also equally skilled in intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault and other criminal prosecutions. In addition to intoxication-related offenses, the lawyers at Trichter & LeGrand have vast experience defending those charged with other crimes as well, including murder, aggravated sexual assault, theft, and various white-collar crimes.

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Texas DWI Questions

  • What is a DWI 3rd or more and the potential punishment?
  • What is a felony DWI?
  • What is DWI 2nd and the potential punishment?
  • How long will a DWI arrest or a DWI conviction in Texas stay on my record? How will it affect my automobile insurance rates?
  • What is an administrative license revocation (ALR), and why is it important to have an ALR hearing?
  • What are the penalties for a DWI in Texas?
  • What is DUI and its potential punishment?
  • What is DWI and its potential punishment?


According to the State of Texas, a DWI third offense is when an individual is arrested for DWI and has previously been convicted two times of DWI. If you are convicted of a third DWI, this third-degree felony can result in A fine up to $10,000 Betwe ...

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Felony DWI in Texas charges are very serious and can have a major impact on your life beyond just the punishment stated. A felony conviction can disqualify you from voting, obtaining certain jobs, renting certain apartments, and owning a firearm. T ...

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DWI 2nd is a serious charge. According to the State of Texas, a DWI 2nd charge is when you are arrested for DWI and have previously been convicted once of driving while intoxicated. There is no limit to how old your previous conviction may be in orde ...

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A DWI conviction produces a permanent record. It is also important to note that a DWI probation, which is also a final conviction, will remain permanently on your criminal record. If, however, your DWI conviction case results in a dismissal, then the ...

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The best reason to request an administrative license revocation hearing or ALR hearing, first and foremost, is to try to save your driver’s license. The ALR Program is “a civil administrative process unrelated to criminal court proceedings, i ...

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The penalties for a DWI in Texas DWI are: The First-Offense conviction with less than a .15 BAC includes the possibility of a fine not to exceed $2,000.00 and/or a jail sentence from 3 days to 180 days, and a driver’s license suspension of 90 to 36 ...

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Before 1983, DUI meant driving under the influence of drugs or narcotics, but now it only pertains to minors. In Texas, it is never permissible for minors to have any alcohol in their body and drive. DUI punishment as a result of a charge does not re ...

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DWI is a criminal offense which prohibits you from operating a motor vehicle in a public place while “intoxicated” is defined as having lost the normal use of either mental or physical faculties, or having a .08 alcohol level in either your breat ...

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Past Results from actual DWI clients

Television reporter with spouse was in a one-car accident after hitting a tree. .20 BAC — Case Dismissed


President of brokerage firm was arrested driving home after a meeting with colleagues. Registered a .19 blood test. - Not Guilty.


Business owner was arrested for DWI while driving home after company birthday party. - Not Guilty.


College student was arrested for DWI on beach over spring break. Failed blood test. - Not Guilty.