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Aggressive BWI Lawyer Who Fights Boating While Intoxicated Charges

If  you’ve been arrested for Boating While Intoxicated, you need a Boating While Intoxicated Attorney quickly. Boating while intoxicated (BWI), in Texas is when a person is intoxicated while operating a watercraft. Except as provided by Section 49.09 of the Texas Penal Code, a BWI offense is a class B misdemeanor that holds a minimum term of 72 hours confinement.

BWI lawyer aggressively fights boating while intoxicated charges

The attorneys at Trichter & LeGrand, PC, have years of experience with boating while intoxicated cases on Texas waterways including those in Houston, Conroe, Galveston, League City and Livingston. We understand that a BWI arrest can damage your valuable reputation in the same way that a DWI or DUI arrest can. In fact, the penalties for BWI are the same as DWI and hold same negative impact on your career and family.

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A Boating While Intoxicated Arrest Can Happen to Anyone

Be a responsible watercraft captain and ensure the safety of your passengers:

  • Don’t overindulging while enjoying yourself on Texas waters.
  • Always wear a life vest and keep plenty of them on board for every passenger.
  • If you’re going to treat guests on your boat, don’t drink.

But you can still be wrongly arrested for boating while intoxicated. Imagine being at sea for 15 hours while fishing or water skiing and a law enforcement vessel approaches your boat for a safety inspection. After the officer asks to see the number of life preservers on board, the discussion turns quickly to the smell of alcohol coming from your breath.

Sobriety Test on Sea Legs

You’re whisked off your boat and onto the law enforcement vessel and taken ashore. Once on shore, you’re given 15 minutes to shed your “sea legs” and then asked to stand on one leg, walk a straight line, and tilt your head back while closing your eyes. The officers claim that because you don’t have your normal balance, you are guilty of boating while intoxicated.

This scenario is based on actual cases where someone was unfairly arrested for boating while intoxicated.

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Do not leave your reputation in the hands of less experienced Boating While Intoxicated Attorney

  • WE WROTE THE BOOK ON DWI: Our founder, Gary Trichter, is a DWI Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense and he co-authored the textbook, Texas Drunk Driving Law, and has authored or co-authored more than 46 legal and aviation articles.
  • WE HAVE TAUGHT JUDGES & POLICE OFFICERS: Recognized DWI lawyers, we practice all over Texas. We’ve taught judges, other attorneys, and police officers across the country about Texas DUI law and the rights of those arrested. 
  • ONE OF ONLY FOUR DWI SPECIALIST IN TEXAS: Gary is one of only four attorneys in Texas who have been board certified as DUI Defense Attorneys by the National College for DUI Defense. This is the only entity approved by the American Bar Association to issue this qualification. 
  • WE PROVIDE DWI DEFENSE ALL OVER TEXAS: Trichter & LeGrand defends clients all over Texas from our offices in Houston and Bandera. We practice in all counties including Harris County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County and Webster County. 

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