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Blog : The Defense Lawyer: Understanding the True Role of Defense Counsel
October 25, 2018

By J. Gary Trichter I. Introduction: Duty to Protect Rights Probably one of the most misunderstood jobs in the American Culture is that of the criminal defense lawyer.  To be....

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Blog : Why Pleading Guilty to DWI May Not Be Your Best Option.
October 18, 2018

https://youtu.be/xciI3dKybKM In many counties, it may seem that the Government’s strategy is to wear you down with numerous and tedious court appearances to make you plea guilty to your DWI....

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Blog : Deemed Consent: When Does a Driver Have to Submit to a Law Enforcement Officer’s Request to Take a Breath or Blood Test?
September 14, 2018

https://youtu.be/kzxqaHxKnxg What Every Driver Should Know By: J. Gary Trichter In Texas, there appears to be a lot of confusion between the citizens, law enforcement, and even lawyers, about deemed....

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Blog : What are my rights if I’m arrested for DWI?
September 4, 2018

If you are arrested for DWI, you have rights. That doesn’t mean you can evade arrest or, in some cases, refuse a breath or blood test, but rather, it means....

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Blog : How a DWI affects auto insurance rates
August 13, 2018

If you've been arrested for DWI you're suddenly faced with a great deal of uncertainty regarding your future. As you weight the financial impact of your arrest, don't overlook how....

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Blog : How Your DWI Lawyer is Your Boating While Intoxicated Lawyer
August 3, 2018

During the Summer months, we become boating while intoxicated lawyers as police crack down on boating while intoxicated offenses. In its peak time, our firm will defend just as many....

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Blog : How DWI Affects Your Future and Career
July 17, 2018

https://youtu.be/KmM7XFzk91s Whether you’ve been convicted of DWI for the first time or you’ve had multiple convictions, the being convicted of DWI affects everything throughout your life from your reputation and....

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Blog : Recent Supreme Court Decision Regarding Cell Phone Data Privacy Affects Legality of the Blood Search Warrant
June 29, 2018

In mid-June 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided a case with a rationale that interestingly applies to police blood testing and the blood search warrant. The effects on our....

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Blog Uncategorized : Recent Inspector General Report Demonstrates the Importance of our Constitutional Right to an Attorney.  
April 16, 2018

The February 2018 Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report confirms our founding fathers’ justified fear of the government they were going to establish. They understood that power corrupts and....

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Blog : Texas Nondisclosure law gives “Second Chance” to Those Convicted of DWI
December 11, 2017

In the latest legislative session of 2017, the Texas legislature changed the nondisclosure law giving those accused or previously convicted of DWI a valuable tool that can minimize the long-term....

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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?
  • What is DUI and its potential punishment?
  • What is DWI and its potential punishment?


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 A fine up to $10,000 Betwe ...

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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. A felony conviction can disqualify you from voting, obtaining certain jobs, renting certain apartments, and owning a firearm. T ...

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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 your previous conviction may be in orde ...

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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, then the ...

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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 proceed ...

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The penalties for a DWI in Texas DWI are: The First-Offense conviction with 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 a driver’s license suspension of 90 to 36 ...

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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 result of a charge does not re ...

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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 either your breat ...

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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.