With offices in Houston and The Texas Hill Country, the Houston trial lawyers at Trichter & Murphy, PC, represent clients charged with many crimes in counties across Texas. Our firm is experienced with:
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Driving under the influence (DUI-for minors under age 21)
- Boating while intoxicated (BWI)
- Flying while intoxicated (FWI)
- Drug-related charges.
- ALR Hearings
- Probation violations
Being arrested for criminal charges can be devastating to your family. It can cost you thousands of dollars in fines and fees, damage you and your family’s reputation and could cost you your job. That’s why it’s vital that you mount the strongest defense possible with a Houston trial lawyer who knows how to fight.
Houston Trial Lawyers Who Fight DWI Charges
When you are pulled over on suspicion of DWI, you have a 95% chance of being arrested when you step out of the car. However, the Houston trial lawyers and DWI Specialists at Trichter & Murphy can help you get a favorable outcome from this unfortunate event.
Gary Trichter is a DWI Specialist who has been defending Texans concerned with preserving their valuable reputations since 1980. He co-authored the textbook Texas Drunk Driving Law, and has authored or co-authored 46 legal and aviation articles.
His partner, Doug Murphy, is also a DWI Specialist and is recognized as one of the leading DWI attorneys in Houston.
Gary and Doug represent two of only four board-certified DWI Specialist attorneys in Texas. Their certifications come from the National College for DUI Defense, the sole entity approved by the American Bar Association to issue this designation. The Texas Bar Association has no board certification in DWI Defense, but recognizes the ABA’s DWI board certification. In addition, Gary and Doug have spoken at more than 300 seminars on criminal defense and DWI and they have taught lawyers, judges and prosecutors about various aspects of DWI defense law.
Boating While Intoxicated
Boating while intoxicated (BWI) in Texas is a serious charge. According to the State of Texas, BWI or Boating While Intoxicated in Texas is when (a) A person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a watercraft. (b) Except as provided by Section 49.09, an offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor, with a minimum term of confinement of 72 hours.
It’s always best to be a responsible captain as an owner and operator of watercraft in Texas. Don’t over indulge on alcohol while enjoying yourself on Texas waters. Always wear a life vest and keep plenty on board for every passenger. And, if you’re going to treat guests on your boat, don’t drink.
The Houston trial lawyers at Trichter and Murphy have years of experience with Texas boating laws on alcohol in Houston, Conroe and Livingston. A BWI arrest can damage your valuable reputation the same way that a DWI or DUI arrest can.
Houston Trial Lawyers Defending Drug Possession
Under Texas law, possession of a “Controlled substance” means a substance, including a drug, an adulterant, and a dilutant which also includes the aggregate weight of any mixture, solution, or other substance containing a controlled substance. This includes both legal and illegal drugs from prescription drugs to cannabis or cocaine. If you are pulled over or arrested for any substance that impairs your ability to operate a motor vehicle, call the houston trial lawyers at Trichter & Murphy to begin the process of getting your life back to normal.
We all make mistakes whether its being with the wrong people at the wrong time or a momentary lapse in judgment. Whether it’s a minor child in possession or an adult, we can help with drug-related charge from possession or driving under the influence. Both minors and adults need an aggressive criminal defense attorney to understand their options and fight for the best outcome possible.
We leverage our years of experience in drug possession in Houston and in Texas to make sure the rights of our clients are protected.
Houston Criminal Defense
Whether you need a Houston trial lawyer or criminal defense attorney, the attorneys at Trichter and Murphy know how to put clients in the best light possible. We have been practicing criminal law in Houston since 1983 where we have built relationships that allow us to best serve clients from Conroe to Galveston and from West Texas to Beaumont. We know how to assess a prosecutor’s case for strengths and weaknesses and poke holes in their arguments.
We have experience in every aspect of criminal law in Houston, Texas either as a defender or prosecutor. Intimate knowledge of judges and prosecutors is crucial to your defense and a strength of Trichter & Murphy. From traffic violations, sexual assault, white collar crimes, domestic violence, teenager offenses and murder. We make sure your rights are guarded and you are seen in the best possible light.
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At Trichter & Murphy PC, the Houston trial lawyers care about our clients and the well-being of them and their families. As DWI and criminal defense lawyers in Houston, we understand sometimes bad things happen to good people. We all either make mistakes or are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Whatever the case, they need someone to represent them in court as they face this life-altering event and try to ease the pain and penalty. We fight hard to protect our client’s Constitutional Rights and present them as good people and try to gain leniency and get them the second chance they deserve.