Leslie LeGrand
(Board Cert. Criminal Law)

    Leslie LeGrand is a Houston DWI lawyer and native Houstonian who was born into the legal profession. In 1937, his grandfather began the LeGrand family tradition of practicing law in Texas courts, which he continued until he received a calling to trade in his bar card for the cloth. In addition to Leslie’s father, Leslie and his two sisters along with four cousins are members of the State Bar of Texas. Leslie defended his first accused citizen at the age of 15 as part of Harris County’s teen court.

    Leslie LeGrand is a Recognized Houston DWI Lawyer

    Since then, he has become a four-time recognized Rising Star of DWI Defense Attorneys by Texas Monthly (2011-2014) and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer two years in a row by the same publication. He is board-certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been asked to lecture at numerous DWI seminars. Leslie was also recognized as one of the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys (2015). Leslie is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Houston Criminal Lawyers Association. Leslie’s prior experience as a Harris County prosecutor makes him one of the most sought-after Houston DWI defense attorneys.


    Before joining Trichter & Murphy, PC, as a Houston DWI lawyer Leslie LeGrand was Assistant District Attorney, Felony Prosecutor, Harris County. He has also served as Assistant District Attorney, Juvenile Prosecutor, 315th District Court, and Chief Misdemeanor Prosecutor in County Criminal Court as well as Misdemeanor Prosecutor, Texas. He has tried a wide variety of cases at both the felony and the misdemeanor levels, including murder, aggravated sexual assault, intoxication manslaughter, aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, and DWI.

    Leslie was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2002 and is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Houston Bar Association, and the Texas Young Lawyers Association. He has a pedigree that bred into him professionalism and knowledge of the courtroom. Leslie believes that good results should not be advertised for personal gain and instead the goal should be to try to help the accused erase the incident from their lives. These attributes make him a highly sought-after Houston DWI lawyer.


    Assistant District Attorney, Felony Prosecutor, Harris County, Texas
    176th Criminal District Court (2004-05); 182nd Criminal District Court (2005); 230th District Court (2006) and the 351st Criminal District (2006-07)
    Represented the State of Texas as her prosecutor in all levels of felony trial including Murders, Aggravated Sexual Assaults, Aggravated Robberies and Intoxication Manslaughter
    Assistant District Attorney, Juvenile Prosecutor
    315th District Court (2005)
    Responsible for making recommendations and conducting certification hearings on all types of felony crime
    Chief Misdemeanor Prosecutor
    County Criminal Court at Law 11 (2005) and County Criminal Court at Law 13 (2006)
    Responsible for supervising new ADA’s in trial and made sentencing recommendations on all misdemeanor cases
    Misdemeanor Prosecutor
    County Criminal Court at Law 5 (2003); County Criminal Court at Law 3 (2003); County Criminal Court at Law 11 (2004); County Criminal Court at Law 8 (2004) and County Criminal Court at Law 9 (2004)
    Represented the State of Texas in all types of Misdemeanor cases with a heavy emphasis on DWI


    Driving while intoxicated (felony and misdemeanor), intoxication manslaughter, capital murder, murder, assault, aggravated assault, theft, possession of controlled substances, aggravated robbery, robbery, aggravated sexual assault of a child, sexual assault.


    August 23, 2013: Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (LACDL), DWI Seminar, Drug Recognition Experts.

    January 24, 2013: Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Understanding Breath Testing.

    March 22, 2012: Houston Bar Association, DWI – What You Need to Know for Your Clients.

    August 2011: TCDLA Trial Tactics – The Art of War: Winning Breath Test Trial Tactics.

    May 2011: Brazoria County Bar Association, Choosing a Breath Test Defense.

    February 2007: Austin, Texas; TDCAA Prosecutor Skills Course, Faculty Advisor.

    November 2005: University of Houston Evening Law Students Association, Guest Speaker.


    State Bar of Texas (2002)
    National College of DUI Defense
    Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
    Houston Bar Association
    Texas Young Lawyers Association


    Vermont College of Law, South Royalton, Vermont, Juris Doctorate (2002)


    University of Houston, Houston, Texas, Bachelor of Arts (1999) Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford, England

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    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?


    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...

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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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      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, in which...

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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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    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,...

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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.