Gary Trichter is an Austin DWI Lawyer who has been defending people accused of DWI for more than 35 years. When he takes a case in Austin, he associates with his long-time colleague, Bennie E. Ray, who is of counsel for Trichter & LeGrand, PC, in Travis as well as surrounding counties. You can reach us by calling (830) 796-8878.

Our office are located here:

1201 Rio Grande, Suite 200-A
Austin, Texas 78701

Gary Trichter is a DWI Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense who knows how to fight for your rights after your drunk driving arrest

Getting arrested for DWI in Austin is serious. Since Texas has one of the toughest set of DWI laws in the United States, it’s important that you have aggressive representation. If this is your first DWI offense, you’re facing stiff penalties including fines, losing your driver license and jail time. Subsequent DWI charges whether it’s a second, third or more offense, hold even harsher penalties, so it’s even more important that you aggressively fight your first offense.

Austin DWI attorney J. Gary Trichter is a “DWI Specialist” — one of only four in Texas — which means the National College for DUI Defense, the only entity  recognized by the American Bar Association, has granted him this designation. Gary has received hundreds of hours of training and counsel, not to mention his years of experience, on the science behind mounting the most aggressive DWI defense.

Gary’s colleague, Bennie Ray, has been in practice since 1973 and represents clients all across Texas and Georgia. He holds a B.S. degree from Sam Houston University and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston School of Law as well as an M.A. in Human Services from St. Edwards University.

Bennie has lectured on comparative law at Cambridge University, on international criminal law at the East China Institute of Politics and Law, and at The Universidad National in Costa Rica. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and is a frequent lecturer on the subject of ethics and the law. He is board-certified in criminal law with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Hiring an Austin DWI lawyer

We understand that being arrested for DWI in Austin can have a tremendous impact on both your career, family and your finances. That’s why it’s important that you look at not just the least expensive attorney, but the best one that will give you peace of mind that your rights will be protected. With so much to lose and so much on your mind after your arrest, ask your attorney a few questions:

  1. How long has the attorney been in practice?
  2. How long has he/she been defending DWI cases?
  3. Is he/she a DWI Specialist?
  4. What would be his/her approach should your case go to trial?
  5. Would he/she be ready to fight or do they tend to look for the easy plea?
  6. What does he/she know about the flaws in the measuring devices used by police to test blood and breath evidence?
  7. Does he/she keep a dossier of local police officers where you were arrested?
  8. What awards and recognitions has he/she been given in his/her career?
  9. How many of those awards and recognitions are for DWI defense specifically?
  10. Does he/she offer a payment plan?

These questions are only a start to help you find the right DWI attorney in Austin for you. Please call us for a free consultation. (830) 796-8878


“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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