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Austin County DWI Attorney

Austin County DWI attorneys who knows how to fight

With so much to do in Austin County, people may find themselves needing an Austin County DWI attorney like Attorney Gary Trichter. He is one of only four DWI Specialists by the National College for DUI Defense in Texas, which means he’s Board Certified DWI/DUI by the NCDD, the sole entity approved by the American Bar Association to designate such a title. That’s why The Texas Bar Association recognizes only the ABA DWI Board certification–because it has no board certification of its own.

Head of the class in DWI

As a DWI Specialist, Gary knows the science behind the flaws in police DWI testing methods and how to explain those flaws to a jury. He has also spoken at more than 280 legal seminars in 30 states teaching fellow attorneys, judges and prosecutors about the law—especially DWI. Gary has also argued groundbreaking DWI cases and co-authored Texas Drunk Driving Law, a textbook on DWI used by lawyers throughout the United States. It’s no wonder he is considered one of the leading DWI attorneys in the county.

Whether you were arrested in Bellville, Brazos Country, Sealy or Wallis, make sure you have an aggressive voice in court. Call us 24/7 to speak to an Austin County DWI attorney.

Call The DWI Attorney who fights in Austin County:

8777 FM 2828,
Bandera, TX 78003
(830) 224-2167

Austin County ALR Lawyer

When you are arrested for DWI in Austin County and you failed or refused to take a breath or blood test, you’ll actually have two legal charges against you: 1) your criminal case which is against the State of Texas and, 2) your  driver license suspension which is under the authority of the Texas Department of Public Safety. We’ve discussed the aspects of the criminal case above and, if given adequate time, your Austin County ALR Lawyer will request a hearing within 15 days of your arrest. He will then look to schedule it within 120 day of your arrest to prevent your license from being suspended. Our attorneys have extensive experience in helping clients prepare for their ALR hearings to help increase the chances of a favorable outcome.

When you engage an Austin County DWI Lawyer from Trichter & LeGrand, he will accompany you to your ALR hearing and begin planning your criminal defense. Here, DPS must prove that the officer either had probable cause or reasonable suspicion before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). If the judge agrees with DPS, your license will be suspended, but, if DPS cannot prove probable cause or reasonable suspicion, you win by default and you will keep your license.

Call our office to discuss specific details of your case and to set your ALR hearing.

Austin County DWI Attorney Credentials and Awards

Since 1980, Gary has earned the title DWI Specialist:

  • Founder and Past-President of Texas DWI Lawyers (formerly Texas DWI Defense Lawyers Association).
  • President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA)
  • Past chairman of the DWI committees for the TCDLA  and for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).
  • He served the longest tenure on the Board of Regents for the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) where he was Dean of the College
  • Awarded Gary The Erwin-Taylor Award, a national recognition for exceptional lawyers who have dedicated their lives to protecting constitutional rights of citizens and upgrading the level of professionalism for all attorneys.
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service, every year from 2003-2017
  • Rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo
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Gary cares deeply about his clients and that’s why he is successful in getting favorable outcomes for them. He fights aggressively for justice while helping them learn from their experience and become better citizens.

Cities we serve in Austin Country

Trichter & LeGrand serves all of Austin County including Bellville, Brazos Country, Industry, San Felipe, Sealy and Wallis. Why risk your reputation, you career and your family with anyone but a DWI Specialist. We know how traumatic a DWI can be and we can help.


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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 a DWI in Texas? (Before Sept 1, 2019)
  • What is DUI and its potential punishment?
  • What is DWI and its potential punishment?


713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION WHAT IS A DWI 3RD & PUNISHMENTS? https://youtu.be/pmjH6TQr5JM 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 ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION WHAT IS A DWI FELONY? https://youtu.be/1WNopl5kEZM 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 fr ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is DWI 2nd and the potential punishment? https://youtu.be/3mIC8GubQBI 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 co ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION How long will a DWI conviction in Texas stay on my record? 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 ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is an administrative license revocation (ALR), and why is it important The best reason to request an administrative license revocation hearing or ALR hearing, first and foremost, is to try to save your driver ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR A DWI IN TEXAS Penalties For a DWI in Texas Changed on September 1, 2019 Prior To September 1, 2019: The First-Offense penalties for DWI conviction with less than a .15 BAC includes ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION DUI Punishment in Texas https://youtu.be/jLtrDxaIgZ4 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 hav ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION DWI Punishment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sghr4P5T7o 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 ...

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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.