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Attorney James Makin

Beaumont DWI attorney Gary Trichter, a DWI Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense, has been defending citizens accused of DWI throughout Texas since 1980 and when people need a Jefferson County DWI lawyer, he associates with Beaumont DWI attorney, James Makin, who is Trichter & LeGrand’s local lawyer in that area.

Form more than 20 years, Gary and James have worked together helping clients get favorable outcomes in their cases across both Jefferson County and Orange County. 

James is a capable litigator who handles all preliminary and non-contested court appearances, whereas Gary handles all the contested court proceedings. 

Both understand the traumatic impact a DWI arrest can have on a person’s life and career. 

When you appoint both Gary and James, you get both a board-certified DWI Specialist attorney by the NCDD (in Gary Trichter) and an experienced Beaumont DWI attorney.

A Beaumont DWI Attorney who knows DWI and the area courts

Gary is always the lead lawyer in trials and evidentiary hearings, and Beaumont DWI attorney James Makin assists him in cases tried in Jefferson County and Orange County, Texas. 

This representation gives you a reduced fee with the benefit of two superlative lawyers who know the courts and prosecution’s tendencies and know the science of DWI defense.

When you need a Beaumont DWI attorney, call the team that gives you the best chance to get your life back to normal and get your driver license back. 

Since the 1980s, we have tried hundreds of cases in both Jefferson and Orange Counties and achieved positive outcomes. Call us at 24/7 to get your aggressive DWI defense started.


You may have lost your driver license if you refused or failed the police breath or blood test. While you may have a temporary driving permit, you’ll soon be served notice that your license will be suspended unless you request an Administrative License Revocation or ALR hearing within 15 days of your arrest date. 

You’ll need a Jefferson County ALR attorney like James Makin and Gary Trichter (the same as your DWI lawyer) to request a hearing for you. Without a hearing, your license will be suspended soon after you’ve been served.

At the hearing,  your attorney will be able to preview evidence presented by the arresting officer  that will be used in your DWI case. Here, DPS must prove that the arresting officer had either reasonable suspicion or probable cause. 

If they can’t prove either, you win by default and you’ll avoid your license from being suspended. Be sure to hire your attorney prior to your ALR hearing so that you can be assured of building a stronger defense in your case.

Jefferson County DWI Resources:

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office:   
1001 Pearl St # 103, Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 835-8411

Jefferson County Downtown Jail:   
1001 Pearl St, Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 434-4653

Beaumont Police Department:
255 College St., Beaumont, TX
(409) 832-1234

Larry Gist State Jail:
3295 Farm to Market 3514, Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 727-8400

Nederland Police Department:  
1400 Boston Ave, Nederland, TX 77627
(409) 722-4965

Port Arthur Police Department:   
645 4th St, Port Arthur, TX 77640
(409) 983-8600

Cities We Serve in Jefferson County

Working with James Makin, Trichter & LeGrand serves DWI clients all over Jefferson County including Beaumont, Bevil Oaks, China, Groves, Nederland, Nome, Port Arthur, Port Neches and Taylor Landing.


“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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