Troy McKinney
(Of Counsel – Houston; DWI/Crim. Law/Appellant Board Cert.)

    Gary Trichter and Troy McKinney have been working together for close to three decades. As a team, these two DWI Specialists have litigated many evidentiary hearings, trials, and appeals. Troy now serves as the appellant law and trial strategy advisor for the lawyers of Trichter and Murphy. Troy is known throughout the state as being an extremely gifted scholar of the law. His board certifications include DWI, criminal law, and appellant. Like Gary, he was past dean of the National College for DUI Defense (year) and past president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (year).

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    Texas DWI Questions

    • What is DWI and its potential punishment?
    • What is DUI and its potential punishment?
    • What are the penalties for DWI in Texas?
    • What is DWI 2nd and the potential punishment?
    • What is an administrative license revocation (ALR), and why is it important to have an ALR hearing?
    • What is a felony DWI?
    • What is a DWI 3rd or more 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?

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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...

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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...

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    Generally speaking the penalties for DWI in Texas DWI are: A First-Offense conviction will 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...

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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...

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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, in which...

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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. Felonies can disqualify you from voting, obtaining certain jobs, renting certain apartments, and owning a firearm. There are four intoxication-related...

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    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...

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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,...

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    Past Results from actual DWI clients

    President of brokerage firm was arrested driving home after a meeting with colleagues. Registered a .19 blood test. - DWI Case Dismissed.

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    Business owner was arrested for DWI while driving home after company birthday party. - DWI Case Dismissed.

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    College student was arrested for DWI on beach over spring break. Failed blood test. - DWI Case Dismissed.

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    Retired dentist was arrested for DWI after meeting up with friends at local bar. Failed breath test. - DWI Case Dismissed.

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