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John Gilmore
(Of Counsel – South Texas)

Your South Texas DWI Lawyer

Since 1980, Gary Trichter has been defending people arrested for DWI all over Texas. In South Texas, Gary associates with John Gilmore, a Trichter & LeGrand local South Texas DWI lawyer in Nueces County.

John and Gary have worked closely for many years helping clients leverage the experience of South Texas DWI attorney who aggressively manages non-contested court appearances while Gary, a DWI Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense, in Texas, takes care of all contested court proceedings.

Since John is from South Texas, he has a keen understanding of the local counties’ judicial culture and players. From prosecutors to local law enforcement, they can strategically uncover weaknesses, tendencies and habits of the other side to mount a formidable defense. Together, they give you the best chance of saving your driver license and getting your life back.

South Texas ALR Lawyer

Refusing or failing the police chemical test means that they took your driver license and you’ll receive notice of your driver license suspension. It’s important that you hire your attorney and request an Administrative License Revocation or ALR hearing within 15 days of your arrest. If you don’t, your license will be suspended and you could lose an edge in your DWI case.

The reason the ALR hearing is so important is that it burdens DPS with proving either probable cause or reasonable suspicion when the officer arrested you. During this process, your South Texas ALR attorney can preview DPS’s evidence that prosecutors will use in your DWI case. If DPS fails to prove probable cause or reasonable suspicion, you’ll win the hearing and your driver license won’t be suspended.

Call us 24/7 to set it up your free consultation with a South Texas DWI lawyer and start fighting your charges now.

South Texas DWI Resources:

Cadena Reeves Justice Center
300 Dolorosa St, 1st Floor
San Antonio, TX 78205

Ph: 210-335-2637

San Antonio Police Department 

5020 Prue Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 207-7425

Fabian Dale Dominguez State Jail

6535 Cagnon Rd, San Antonio, TX 78252
(210) 675-6620

Nueces County Courthouse
901 Leopard St #402, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 888-0111

Nueces County Downtown Jail   
901 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 887-2300

Corpus Christi Police Department

321 John Sartain St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 886-2600

Ingleside Police Department   
2425 8th St, Ingleside, TX 78362
(361) 776-2531

Port Aransas Police Department 
705 W Ave A, Port Aransas, TX 78373
(361) 749-6241

Cities We Serve in South Texas

Working with South Texas DWI lawyer John Gilmore, Trichter & LeGrand serves clients arrested for DWI clients all over•South Texas including Maverick County, Zavala County, Dimmit County, Frio County, La Salle County, Atascosa County, McMullen County, Wilson County, Karnes County, Live Oak County, De Witt County, Jackson County, Goliad County, Victoria County, Calhoun County, Bee County, Refugio County, Aransas County, San Patricio County, Webb County, Duval County, Jim Wells County, Nueces County, Kleberg County, Zapata County, Jim Hogg County, Brooks County, Kenedy County, Starr County, Hidalgo County, Willacy County and Cameron County.

What does ”of counsel” mean?

“Of counsel” in the legal profession is the title of a lawyer who has a close, personal, continuous and regular relationship with a law firm but who is not an associate or partner.  In regard to the “of counsel” lawyers to Trichter & LeGrand, PC, all of our “of counsels” are employed by our firm in every case they work on with us, and as such, share responsibility for representing our designated clients.

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Let us answer your Texas DWI Questions

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 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 proceed ...

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The penalties for DWI in Texas DWI are: A 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 365 da ...

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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.