Top Harris County DWI Lawyer

Top Harris County DWI Lawyer who will fight for you.

For years, Harris County has had one of the highest rates of alcohol-related traffic deaths in the United States causing the county to invest thousands of dollars in a DWI task force. This activity, which has included adopting No-Refusal Weekends, has resulted in hundreds of innocent people being arrested for DWI. If you need a Harris County DWI lawyer who will aggressively fight for you, call the office of Trichter & Murphy at (713) 524-1010 24/7 to speak to an attorney.

True DWI Specialists to defend you

Trichter & Murphy is home to three of only four DWI Specialists in Texas. This designation is granted by the College of DUI Defense and is the only accreditation recognized by the American Bar Association. The Texas Bar Association does not have a designation like this. As a DWI Specialist, they understand the science of DWI defense and how it can debunk the faulty chemical and road side tests administered by law enforcement.

It’s important to remember that you are innocent until PROVEN guilty. You may think that the State has an insurmountable amount of evidence against you–from video tape showing you performing unfair roadside tests, inaccurate results from breath or blood tests. But with a DWI Specialist on your side, you still have a chance of defending your case successfully.

Harris County DWI Facts 2016

DWI numbers for 2016

  • HPD (Harris County)
    • 4,392 total DWI arrests for the year
    • Average of 366 per month
  • All other agencies* combined for the Houston-Galveston DMA including DPS, Sheriff Dept, and surrounding municipal departments (West U, Deer Park, Pasadena, etc)
    • 6,588 total DWI arrests for the year
    • Average of 549 per month

Areas with the heaviest number of DWI arrests in 2016: 

  • North Division- North of 610 between 290 and the Hardy Toll road: 616 Arrests
  • Central Division- Downtown, Midtown, Washington Avenue, Memorial Dr.

MADD’s 2013 collected statistics in Texas:

  • 1,337 deaths caused by a drunk drivers
  • The death total represents 39.5 percent of all total traffic deaths
  • 3.6 percent increase from 2012.

DWI arrests are on the decline in Harris County

  • 2016: 4392
  • 2015: 4800 (estimated)
  • 2014: 5182
  • 2013: 6235

Some of the areas top DWI Hot Spots according to Click2Houston (2015):

  • 610 loop and the 59 freeway.
  • FM 1960 between I-45 and 290
  • In the Pasadena area south of 225 to Spencer Highway
  • On Galveston Island, between 20th street and 61st street
  • The beltway between I-45 and 249
  • Airline drive between Little York and Aldine Bender

Harris County Cities

  • Aldine
  • Atascocita
  • Barker
  • Baytown
  • Bellaire
  • Bridgeland
  • Bunker Hill Village
  • Cedar Bayou
  • Champions Forest
  • Cinco Ranch
  • Clear Lake City
  • Cypress
  • Deer Park
  • Fall Creek
  • Friendswood
  • Hedwig Village
  • Hilshire Village
  • Houston
  • Humble
  • Hunters Creek Village
  • Katy
  • Kingwood
  • Klein
  • Kleinbrook
  • La Porte
  • League City
  • Mission Bend
  • Missouri City
  • Nassau Bay
  • Pasadena
  • Pearland
  • Piney Point Village
  • Remington Ranch
  • Seabrook
  • Southside Place
  • Spring
  • Spring Valley Village
  • Stafford
  • Taylor Lake Village
  • The Woodlands (mostly in Montgomery County)
  • Tomball
  • Webster
  • Waller
  • West University Place

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Let us answer your Texas DWI Questions

Texas DWI Questions

  • What is DWI and its potential punishment?
  • What is DUI and its potential punishment?
  • What are the penalties for DWI in Texas?
  • What is DWI 2nd and the potential punishment?
  • What is an administrative license revocation (ALR), and why is it important to have an ALR hearing?
  • What is a felony DWI?
  • What is a DWI 3rd or more 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?


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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...

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Generally speaking the penalties for DWI in Texas DWI are: A First-Offense conviction will 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...

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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...

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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. Felonies can disqualify you from voting, obtaining certain jobs, renting certain apartments, and owning a firearm. There are four intoxication-related...

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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...

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Past Results from actual DWI clients

President of brokerage firm was arrested driving home after a meeting with colleagues. Registered a .19 blood test. - DWI Case Dismissed.


Business owner was arrested for DWI while driving home after company birthday party. - DWI Case Dismissed.


College student was arrested for DWI on beach over spring break. Failed blood test. - DWI Case Dismissed.


Retired dentist was arrested for DWI after meeting up with friends at local bar. Failed breath test. - DWI Case Dismissed.