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What you should know about inaccurate breath testing.

February 20, 2017

If you think popping a breath mint after a few drinks will mask alcohol odor and fool the officer who just stopped you for suspicion of DWI, think again. The police officer’s nose might not be able to detect the alcohol in your breath, but adding an odor (even one as pungent as an onion) doesn’t change […]


The Unjust Burden of DWI Bond Conditions

February 6, 2017

The framers of our constitution insisted the accused shall always remain innocent unless proven guilty. But DWI bond conditions or being on bond for a driving while intoxicated case in Texas may make you feel as though your guilt has already been determined before you step foot in the courthouse. DWI Bond Conditions When you […]


Deferred Adjudication Unavailable in DWI Cases

February 2, 2017

DWI and Deferred Adjudication Being charged with driving while intoxicated is a life altering event. Not only are you subject to the embarrassment of being arrested and appearing in court but you are treated differently than almost everyone one else in the courtroom. Why? You CANNOT get a deferred adjudication! First, what is deferred adjudication? […]


The roll of a criminal defense lawyer

January 31, 2017

How in the heck can you defend those people?! When I’m at social events and I tell people that I’m a criminal defense attorney, many times, I am answered with disgust, “How can you possibly defend those people?!” But, more interesting, however, after I explain why I chose my career and the roll of a criminal […]


How a DWI affects gun ownership in Texas

January 27, 2017

How a DWI And Drug Conviction Affect Your Privileges of Owning a gun, driving a car, holding a professional license and keeping a clean record. Most people do not realize how a drug conviction like marijuana possession and a DWI affects gun ownership, your driver’s license and your professional licenses. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will suspend […]


The facts about Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

January 23, 2017

When most people think of “DWI” and “DUI” they generally relate it to alcohol. But with an ever-increasing number of states legalizing marijuana, either for the medical or recreational purposes, law enforcement is focusing on driving under the influence of marijuana. For example, Colorado has legalized small amounts of marijuana for medical use and it […]


You know there are two possible license suspensions in every DWI arrest.

January 16, 2017

Generally speaking, those who are arrested for DWI are equally as concerned about going to jail as they are about losing their driving privileges. Indeed, each DWI arrest has the potential for two separate license suspensions, one for being convicted criminally, and one for refusing or failing a breath or blood test (Administrative License Revocation […]


New strap for Apple Watch monitors BAC levels

January 9, 2017

It’s a common question for those of us go out with friends and have a few pops: If you were to be pulled over and subjected to a blood or breath test, what would your blood alcohol level or BAC be? BACtrack, a San Francisco-based company has been creating breathalyzers for consumers, businesses, schools, clinics, hospitals, the military, […]


Earning Honorary Naval Aviator Wings: A Visit to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

August 12, 2016

By J. Gary Trichter Did you ever dream about what it would be like to land on an aircraft carrier?  Go ahead and close your eyes and visualize that you are in deep concentration not only approaching a very small but growing target that is moving at 30 knots, but also, one that pitches up […]



August 12, 2016

By J. Gary Trichter * Which one of you that have gone to an airshow have dreamed of owning an old military plane?  The honest answer is that we all have because there is just something extra appealing about the looks, sounds and flying characteristics of warbirds. Being an aviation enthusiast, I have either owned […]