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GREGORY HOULTON JOINS TRICHTER & LEGRAND

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GREGORY HOULTON JOINS TRICHTER & LEGRAND

Trichter & LeGrand DWI & Criminal Defense Law Firm

HOUSTON — May 10, 2018 — The Law Office Of Trichter & LeGrand, P.C. Announced Today That Former Chief Prosecutor With The Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Gregory Houlton, Will Join The Firm On May 14th As Its Newest Criminal Defense Attorney. Houlton Most Recently Served As District Court Chief Responsible For Supervising A Team That Handled More Than 1,000 Criminal Cases At Any Given Time.

“Gregory Houlton Is A Great Attorney And Person Of Substance And Character,” Said J. Gary Trichter, Founder And Partner With Trichter & LeGrand And DWI Specialist By The National College For DUI Defense. “He Has A Passion For The Law And Our Clients Will Benefit Greatly From His Extensive Experience As A Prosecutor. We’re Very Honored That Greg Is Now Part Of The Trichter & LeGrand Team.”

Greg Brings Almost Ten Years Of Experience To Trichter & LeGrand Having Tried More Than 50 Jury Trials As An Assistant District Attorney Including Capital Murders, Murders, Adult And Child Sexual Assaults, Aggravated Robberies, Large Quantity Drug Possession Cases, And DWI’s.

“The Attorneys At Trichter & LeGrand Are Known All Over Houston For Their Aggressive Approach To Defending Their Clients’ Rights,” Houlton Said. “As A Former Prosecutor Having Encountered Them On Many Occasions, They Are Relentless And Deliberate In Pursuing The Best Possible Outcome For Their Clients. I’m Looking Forward To Being Part Of This Great Group Of Lawyers.”

Prior To Joining The HCDA, Greg Was A Summer Law Clerk At The Welscher Law Firm In Houston Where He Worked In Civil Litigation In All Areas From Conducting Initial Client Interviews To Drafting And Editing Both An Appellant And Appellee Brief In A Dual-Appeal. He Served As An Intern With The First Court Of Appeals, Was An Account Manager With The MedLeh Group And Served As A Legislative Aid With The State Of Texas Where He Performed Detailed Bill Analysis Used For Recommendation Of The Senator’s Vote During The 78th Legislative Session.

Greg Received His J.D. From The South Texas College Of Law Where He Graduated In The Top 10% Cum Laude, Order Of The Lytae. He Also Holds A Bachelor’s Of Science Degree In Business Marketing With A Minor In International Studies From The University Of Houston Where He Also Played Football For The University Of Houston Cougars.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY

What Are The Chances Of Getting A DWI Dismissed? - DWI Lawyer Gary Trichter Trichter & LeGrand
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THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY

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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 That There Was A Great Tendency For More Corruption The Longer A Person Is Involved In Government. 

The Inspector General’s Report, Which Questions The Truthfulness Of Top FBI Officials, Was A Sad Commentary On A Major Portion Of Our Government. 

However, It Was Also A Case To Celebrate In Another Portion Of Our Government.

The IG’s Office Should Be Celebrated For Its Truthfulness And Candor While The Top Leaders Of The FBI Should Be Sanctioned Because They Should Have Been Forthright Long Before This.

Inspector General Report Reveals Department Of “Just Us”

Abraham Lincoln Said It Best, When He Said That Ours Is A “Government Of The People, By The People, For The People…”, 

The FBI Ignored Lincoln’s Legacy And Broke Its Trust With Our Founders (Not To Mention The American People) When The DOJ Became The Department Of Just Us.

The IG Report Clearly States That Top FBI Officials Repeatedly Lied Under Oath. 

There Can Be No Question That They Obstructed Justice For Their Own Purposes. And They Did So At The Expense Of The American People. 

Our Founders Built In Safeguards Into The Constitution, Wisely Establishing Three Co-Equal Branches Of Government—Executive, Legislative And Judicial—To Ensure Checks And Balances Within Our Government. 

Had Congress, Our Legislative Branch, Not Been Pushing For Truth From The Executive Branch, Which The FBI Is Part Of, It Would Have Successfully Covered Up Its Dirty FBI Laundry.

An Eroding Neutal Media

Let’s Not Forget The Value Of Our Free Media, A Right Guarded Under Our First Amendment Of The Constitution. 

But We’re Losing This Safeguard As The Majority Of Our Media Loses It Neutrality. 

If Fox News Had Not Doggedly Pursued The Truth, The FBI’s Dirty Laundry Would Have Remained Hidden.

The Last Line Of Defense

Fortunately, There Is Another Safeguard The Founders Built Into Our Constitution: The Right To An Attorney Which Is Guaranteed To Every Citizen. 

Without An Attorney Who Is Protected By The Constitution And Who Represents The Intent Of The Founders, No Citizen Is Safe Against A Prejudiced Government.

The Recent Search Of President Trump’s Lawyer’s Office Should Concern All Americans As It Seeks To Threaten This Constitutional Protection. 

This Act Of Threatening A Citizen’s Attorney-Client Privilege Is A Despicable Example Of A Prejudiced, Bully Government Running Loose And Out Of Control.

Government Run Amok

The IG’s Report Is The Best Evidence That We As A People Cannot Allow Any Government Branch Or Department Get Out Of Control. 

Our Government Workers Need To Be Held Accountable—No Matter What Their Position May Be. No Matter Their Rank, Position Or Years Of Service. 

While We Should Applaud And Reward Our Good Workers, Our Bad Workers Need To Be Fired, And In Some Circumstances, Criminally Prosecuted. 

And, Yes, Those Workers Who Need To Be Prosecuted Should Have A Right To An Attorney.

Reminders To Our Government Workers

And So, These 39 Pages Of Evidence Show Why We As A People Need To Drain The Swamp Ourselves By Exerting Pressure On Our Representatives To Do What Is Morally Right. 

They Need To Be Reminded That We Are Americans Before We Are Democrats And Republicans. 

They Need To Be Reminded That Justice Is Blind. They Need To Be Reminded That The Cost Of Freedom Is High And We Must Be Eternally Vigilant To Protect It. 

And, Last, They Need To Be Eternally Reminded That They Have No Claim On Being A Government Worker Or Representative, But That It Is An Honor And Privilege That We Bestow On The Deserving Only.

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GARY TRICHTER RECOGNIZED AS “LAWYER OF THE YEAR”

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2018 LAWYER OF THE YEAR GARY TRICHTER

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 J. Gary Trichter, Founder Of Trichter & LeGrand, PC, A Leading Houston Criminal Defense Firm, Has Been Recognized By His Attorney Peers As 2018 “Lawyer Of The Year” In The Practice Area Of DUI/DWI Defense In Houston. 

The Honor Includes Inclusion In The 24th Edition Of The Best Lawyers In America By Woodward White Publication

This Is Gary’s 15th Time To Be Recognized By Best Lawyers.

“It’s An Honor To Be Recognized ‘Lawyer Of The Year’ By Best Lawyers In DUI/DWI Defense,” Trichter Said…

“For More Than 30 Years, I’ve Had The Honor Of Defending The Rights Of Thousands Of Citizens Throughout Texas Who Have Been Unfairly Accused Of DWI And DUI. It Is A Privilege To Provide Them With Their Constitutional Right Of A Proper And Aggressive Defense. “

According To Woodward White, The Best Lawyers Selection Takes Place After A Rigorous Peer-Review Survey Of More Than 7.4 Million Confidential Evaluations By Top Attorneys Across The United States And Symbolize Excellence In Practice. 

Since 1983, The Organization Has Required No Fee Or Payment To Participate, So The Best Lawyers Are Truly Best Lawyers Voted By Each Others’ Professional Peers.

Gary was the First DWI Specialists In the State of Texas Which Means He Is Board-Certified DWI/DUI Defense Attorney By The National College For DUI Defense, The Sole Entity Approved By The American Bar Association To Grant Such A Qualification. 

The Texas Bar Association Has No DWI Defense Board Certification, But It Does Recognize The ABA DWI Board Certification.

Gary, Who A Co-Authored The DWI Textbook Texas Drunk Driving Law, Is Also A Leading DWI Trial And Appellate Lawyer In The United States. 

He Is Rated “AV” By Martindale-Hubbell, The Highest Professional And Ethical Rating A Lawyer Can Receive. 

Gary Is Also Founding Member Of The National College For DUI Defense (NCDD) Where He Was Awarded The Erwin-Taylor Award For The Erwin-Taylor Award Which Recognizes Exceptional Lawyers Who Have Dedicated Their Lives To Protecting Constitutional Rights Of Citizens And Upgrading The Level Of Professionalism For All Attorneys.

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DRUGGED DRIVING MYTH

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There Are Many Myths Surrounding The DWI Laws In Texas.

Criminal Attorneys In Houston Often Hear About Situations That Could Have Been Prevented If The Client Had A Clearer Understanding Of The Law.

No Where Is This Truer Than With The Third DWI Myth: Drugged Driving Myth.

We Hope That This Miniseries Clarifies Any Remaining Misunderstandings When It Comes To Texas DWI Laws.

Drugged Driving Myth

People find it confusing that Texas DWI law does not differentiate between illegal drugs and lawfully prescribed medication.

Sadly, they get arrested for DWI because they simply followed their doctors’ orders.

In regard to drugs, we think that the term “junk science” is a great way to describe the tools used by police scientists and government experts.

For example, some officers are called “Drug Recognition Experts” (DREs) when they are not experts at all.

They have some limited training concerning drugs, but their level of knowledge is far from that of an expert.

The State gives them that title in the hopes that a jury would find them more credible.

By the same token, government toxicologists are pseudo scientists who often try to correlate a drug level to a measurement of intoxication, similar to .08 and alcohol measurements.

Note, however, science tells us people develop tolerance to drugs which, after time, lose its potency. That is why a person prescribed depression medication has to change the dosage so often.

Battling the DWI Myths

A typical DWI prosecutor analyzes a case by looking at a cold police officer report that describes a driver’s performance on police motor skill exercise testing, and perhaps, the results of a forensic breath or blood test.

They take a one-size-fits-all approach to reviewing intoxication.

A good lawyer recognizes the unfairness of the one-size-fits-all approach.

They know that all people are not alike in their mental and physical abilities.

A good defense lawyer defends your right not to be average but to be “you.”

You have a right to be judged for who you are–for what is normal for you, not some fictitious average person.

Be sure to check out other DWI myths:

Loss of Normal Use Myth

Blood and Breath Testing Myth

Accordingly, if you find if you were wrongly arrested because you failed a police physical or breath/blood test, it may not be you that is the problem, but rather, it may be the test!

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TEXAS NONDISCLOSURE LAW GIVES “SECOND CHANCE” IF CONVICTED OF DWI

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TEXAS NONDISCLOSURE LAW GIVES “SECOND CHANCE” TO THOSE CONVICTED OF DWI

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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 Damage To Their Criminal Record. 

Until Recently, If You Pleaded Guilty To A DWI Charge In Texas, The Final Conviction Would Stay On Your Record Forever. 

Fortunately For Many, That’s No Longer The Case.

This “Second Chance” Law, As It Has Become Known, Allows For A Select Group To File A Petition For Non-Disclosure Which Effectively Seals The Conviction And Prevents It From Being Seen By The Public, Including A Potential Employer.

The Nondisclosure Law Is Both Good News And Bad News. First, The Bad News…

Three Things Could Potentially Prevent You From Being Granted A Non-Disclosure Order:

  • First And Foremost, A Person Must Be A True First Offender.  A Conviction For Anything Other Than A Class C Traffic Offense Or Any Class B Or Higher Charge That Resulted In A Deferred Prosecution Would Eliminate A Person From Consideration.

  • Second, The DWI Conviction For Which A Person Is Seeking A Nondisclosure Must Be A Class B Charge.  You Are Not Eligible If You’ve Been Convicted For A Class A DWI Under Penal Code §49.04(D) Alleging An Alcohol Concentration Of .15 Or Greater.

  • Finally, You Cannot Be Granted A Nondisclosure If There Was An Accident That Resulted In Injury To Anyone Other Than You. 

There Is Also A Waiting Period That Varies Based On The Resolution Of Your Case.  

If Your Plea Bargain Resulted In Community Supervision AND There Was A Restriction Calling For An Ignition Interlock Device For At Least Six (6) Months, You May File A Petition Under The Nondisclosure Law Two (2) Years After You’ve Successfully Completed Probation.

If Your Conviction Did Not Result In A Probation Or You Weren’t Required To Install The Interlock Device, Then You Must Wait Five (5) Years Before Filing Your Petition Under The Non-Disclosure Law.  

So Effectively, Best Case Scenario Is A Three (3) Year Wait From The Date Of Your Conviction; Worst Case, You Wait Five (5) Years.

So What’s The Good News About Nondisclosure?

The Law Went Into Effect On September 1, 2017, And The Nondisclosure Law Is Completely Retroactive!  

That Means, Regardless Of When You Were Convicted, If You Meet The Requirements, You May File A Petition For Non-Disclosure And Have Your Record Sealed. 

For Many, The Required Waiting Period Is Over And You Can File A Petition Immediately.

I Think I May Qualify For Nondisclosure. What Do I Do Now?

If You Think You May Qualify, Or You Just Have Questions About This New Law And How It May Affect Your Prior Case, Contact Us Here At Trichter & LeGrand. 

We’ve Been Defending DWI Cases Since 1980 And, Although The Law Seems Straight Forward, It’s Still New And There’s Plenty Of Room For Interpretation. 

We Can Help Give You The Facts And Guidance On How To Make The Best Decision For Your Particular Situation.

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