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Bandera DWI Lawyer

Bandera is famous for the great outdoors. Camping, water sports, nature, horses and, yes, drinking. There is so much to do and at some time, you may find yourself needing a Bandera DWI Lawyer. Attorney Gary Trichter is one of only four DWI Specialists by the National College for DUI Defense in Texas and has an office here in Bandera, Texas. A DWI Specialist knows the science behind mounting an effective DWI defense and how to expose the flaws in police DWI testing methods.

Only a DWI Specialist is Board Certified DWI/DUI by the NCDD–the only entity approved by the American Bar Association to provide such a designation. Since the Texas Bar Association has no board certification in DWI Defense, it recognizes only the ABA DWI Board certification.

Call 24/7 the Bandera DWI Lawyer:

8777 FM 2828,
Bandera, TX 78003
(830) 224-2167

Bandera DWI Attorney Credentials and Awards

Gary has been practicing law in the state of Texas since 1980. His credentials include:

  • Founder and Past-President of Texas DWI Lawyers (formerly Texas DWI Defense Lawyers Association).
  • President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA)
  • Past chairman of the DWI committees for the TCDLA  and for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).
  • He served the longest tenure on the Board of Regents for the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) where he was Dean of the College
  • Awarded Gary The Erwin-Taylor Award in 2013, a national recognition for exceptional lawyers who have dedicated their lives to protecting constitutional rights of citizens and upgrading the level of professionalism for all attorneys.
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service, every year from 2003-2017
  • Rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo
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He is not only an accomplished Bandera DWI lawyer and one of the first to become a DWI Specialist, he also cares deeply about his clients’ rights and well-being. Gary’s style of practice is to fight aggressively for justice while helping his clients learn from their experience and become better citizens.

Bandera County ALR Lawyer

The Administrative License Revocation or ALR hearing give you the opportunity to retain your driver license when you failed or refused to take a breath or blood test You’ll need a Bandera County ALR Lawyer to request an ALR hearing within 15 days of your arrest date. DWI Specialist Attorney Gary Trichter will accompany you throughout the entire ALR process because his presence helps his team prepare for your DWI case.

At this hearing, officers will present evidence that will be used in their DWI case against you. Here, they must prove that the arresting officer had either reasonable suspicion or probable cause. If he cannot, you will win your ALR hearing by default and keep your driver license.

Communities we serve in Bandera County

When you need a Bandera County DWI attorney — whether you’ve been arrested in Bandera, Lake Medina Shores, Lakehills , Bandera Falls, Medina, Pipe Creek, Tarpley or Vanderpool, call the only DWI Specialist in the Texas Hill Country — Gary Trichter. Available 24/7.

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Let us answer your Texas DWI Questions

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 proceedings, i ...

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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.