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Boating While Intoxicated (BWI), In Texas Is When A Person Is Intoxicated While Operating A Watercraft.

Boating While Intoxicated offense is a class B misdemeanor that holds a minimum term of 72 hours confinement (Except as provided by Section 49.09 of the Texas Penal Code).

If you’ve been arrested for Boating While Intoxicated, you need a BWI lawyer quickly. 

If you’ve been arrested for Boating While Intoxicated, call us 24/7 and we will aggressively fight to try to keep your boating and driver licenses.

We 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 Boating While Intoxicated 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.

A Boating While Intoxicated Arrest Can Happen to Anyone.

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

1- Don’t overindulging while enjoying yourself on Texas waters.

2- Always wear a life vest and keep plenty of them on board for every passenger.

3- 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.


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.


The Boating While Intoxicated lawyers at Trichter & LeGrand can help if you’ve been arrested for Boating While Intoxicated on Lake Conroe, Lake Livingston, Lake Summerville, Lake Fork Reservoir, Lake Texoma, Lake Granbury, Lake Travis, Eagle Mountain Lake, Lake Palestine, Lake o’ the Pines, Possum Kingdom Lake, Lake Cypress Springs, Richland Chambers Reservoir and Lake Athens. 

Call us if you’ve been arrested in Matagorda Bay, Galveston Bay, Aransas Bay, Baffin Bay, Copano Bay, Nueces Bay or Oso Bay.


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Ross “Maverick”
Mr. Trichter and the entire staff was extremely knowledgeable, professional, caring and compassionate. Mr. Trichter has an immense amount of knowledge. Including the details and specifics of dealing with the FAA after an arrest. As a fellow aviator and aviation enthusiast there is connection and passion that is priceless. Anytime I had a question or concern I knew I could reach out and have a reliable and caring person to help me. The end result of the case was favorable but more importantly the personal growth I obtained with the help of Mr. Trichter is something I will have for the rest of my life. I am so thankful I chose Mr. Trichter to represent me.
Ross “Maverick”
Brandon Baker
If you are in search of a good lawyer, or having doubts about choosing one that will remain in your corner and back your play, I strongly recommend Mr.Gary Trichter, Mr.Trichter along with his legal staff were super beneficial and helpful to me when I needed help the most as a good DWI team they came together and got me through one of the darkest times in my life and I couldn’t be more appreciative and thankful, all the hard work and dedication from the Trichter law team, I would strongly recommend them to anyone In need of assistance for DWI or just a good lawyer to go to bat for you in your time of need.
Brandon Baker
Paris Pshouq
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Luke Fritz
I was referred to Mr. Trichter by a close family friend. Two of his family member had used him to represent them in their DWI case and were both very pleased with his work. After having Mr. Trichter represent me I can fully understand why. I can not express the amount of gratitude I have for him. He is an amazing attorney and the best at his job by far. But more then that he is an amazing person that truly care about his client. I will forever be great full for what he has done for me in helping me have my case dismissed. Thank you again Gary!!!
Luke Fritz
Josh Reynolds
Aaron White was very helpful and detailed. Explained things to me every step of the way and was able to get my case dismissed. Thank you very much!
Josh Reynolds
I feel very fortunate to have selected Greg Houlton to represent me in my two DUI cases. My arrests occurred within three months of each other and I was sure I'd be facing jailtime, considering the circumstances of my arrests. It was a very difficult time and I was obviously struggling in my personal life. But within the first few minutes of meeting Greg, he made me feel very comfortable and insisted that I take care of myself, first and foremost, and let him deal with the legal proceedings. So that's what I did and Greg won both of my ALR hearings and got one of my cases dismissed. I received a year and a half of probation with no jailtime or significant fine. Greg by far exceeded my expectations and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. I can't say enough about Greg and his professionalism and the calming effect he had on me throughout this stressful period.
Air Wreck
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