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Why A DWI Specialist is More Effective

WHY A DWI SPECIALIST IS A MORE EFFECTIVE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY One of the many benefits of having a criminal defense attorney who is a DWI Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense, like J. Gary Trichter, is their
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What Is The DWI Non-Disclosure Statute?

WHAT IS THE DWI NON-DISCLOSURE STATUTE? In 2017, the Texas legislature signed into law the Texas DWI Non-Disclosure Statute that would allow first-time DWI offenders who have a BAC of .08 to .14 to apply to restrict who can see their criminal
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Unfair Field Sobriety Tests

UNFAIR FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS It is our opinion that unfair field sobriety tests, which can be used as a test of sobriety in the state of Texas, are unjust to the citizens who are asked to participate in them.

Defiance of Fort McHenry

The Defiance of Fort McHenry O! say can you see, by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were

These Machines Can Put You In Jail

These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them. A million Americans a year are arrested for drunken driving, and most stops begin the same way: flashing blue lights in the rearview mirror, then a battery of tests that might include standing
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New Penalties For DWI In Texas

NEW PENALTIES FOR A DWI IN TEXAS PENALTIES THAT WENT IN EFFECT SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 JAIL & FINES The Jail Penalties for a class B & A misdemeanors remain the same, ie 72 hours to 180 days in jail for
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What Are The Penalties For a DWI in Texas? (After Sept 1, 2019)

WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR A DWI IN TEXAS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019? The First-Offense penalties for DWI 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
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The Law on DWI

The Law on DWI About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol How Much Is Too Much? Impairment begins with the first drink. Your gender, body weight, the number of drinks you’ve
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Man Got a DWI Even Though He Wasn’t Drinking

Can You Get A DWI Without Drinking? (CNN) When a man in North Carolina was pulled over on suspicion of driving drunk, police didn’t believe him when he said he hadn’t had any alcohol. The man, in his late 40’s at
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DWI convictions for immigration purposes

DWI convictions for immigration purposes Former AG, Jeff Sessions separated kids from their parents which lead to a public outcry. The current AG is handling things differently. AG Barr is attacking immigration matters silently by unilaterally issuing decisions and changing

Gary Trichter Recognized As Lawyer Of The Year By Best Lawyers

2020 LAWYER OF THE YEAR GARY TRICHTER HOUSTON – October 2, 2019 – J. Gary Trichter, founder of Trichter & LeGrand, PC, a leading Houston criminal defense firm, has been recognized by his attorney peers as 2020 “Lawyer of the Year”
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2019 DWI Defense Boot Camp

GARY TRICHTER AT 2019 DWI DEFENSE BOOT CAMP IN WASHINGTON, MISSOURI Gary Trichter is to be a featured speaker at the 2019 DWI Defense Boot Camp held in Washington, Missouri on November 1-2, 2019. This events teaches other DWI Defense
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Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Program

Administrative License Revocation (ALR) The Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Program is a civil administrative process requiring the Department to suspend and/or disqualify your driver license if you are arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Boating While Intoxicated (BWI)
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Six Critical Elements to Your DWI Defense

SIX CRITICAL ELEMENTS TO YOUR DWI DEFENSE Here Are Six Critical Elements Of Your DWI Defense: A thorough investigation of the facts and the law. A review of all audio/video recordings. Knowledge of the police motor skill exercises and their
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Do I Need A Lawyer If I Get A DWI?

DO I NEED A LAWYER IF I GET A DWI? In this short 2 minute video DWI Attorney Aaron White answers the question, “do I need a lawyer if I get a DWI?” This is a commonly asked question
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Marijuana & DWI

MARIJUANA & DWI In this short 5 minute video DWI Attorney Aaron White talks about Marijuana and DWI. Did you know you could get a DWI without drinking alcohol? Being under the influence of  Marijuana and driving a motor
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What Happens With A 3rd Offense DWI?

WHAT HAPPENS WITH A 3RD OFFENSE DWI? In this short video DWI Attorney Aaron White explains what happens when you get a 3rd DWI in Texas. This is a 3rd Degree Felony and your going to find yourself in
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What Makes a DWI/DUI Law Firm?

WHAT MAKES A DWI/DUI LAW FIRM? Lots of lawyers can do DWI/DUI cases, however, only a very few dedicate themselves to exclusively do that work.  Where a lawyer limits himself to one area of the law, it provides an opportunity
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The Defense Lawyer: Understanding the True Role of Defense Counsel

THE DEFENSE LAWYER: UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE ROLE OF DEFENSE COUNSEL Introduction Probably one of the most misunderstood jobs in the American culture is that of the criminal defense lawyer. To be blunt, the job is not about making lots of
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What is a DWI Specialist?

WHAT IS A DWI SPECIALIST? Gary Trichter – 1st DWI Specialist In State Of Texas Searching the internet to find the right lawyer for you, your family member or friend, can be a very daunting experience. Many people search using
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What is an expunction and why should I get one?

WHAT IS AN EXPUNCTION? An expunction is a legal mechanism to remove all information about an eligible and qualified criminal episode from your record. In order to qualify for an expunction, your offense must meet the following criteria:    A)
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Why Pleading Guilty to DWI May Not Be Your Best Option

WHY PLEADING GUILTY TO DWI MAY NOT BE YOUR BEST OPTION In many counties, it may seem that the Government’s strategy is to wear you down with numerous and tedious court appearances to make you plea guilty to your DWI
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Deemed Consent: When Does a Driver Have to Submit to a Law Enforcement Officer’s Request to Take a Breath or Blood Test?

What Every Driver Should Know In Texas, there appears to be a lot of confusion between the citizens, law enforcement, and even lawyers, about deemed consent. When it is proper for a law enforcement officer to ask for a
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What are my rights if I’m arrested for DWI?

WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS IF I’M ARRESTED FOR DWI? If you are arrested for DWI, you have rights. That doesn’t mean you can evade arrest or, in some cases, refuse a breath or blood test, but rather, it means that you
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How a DWI affects auto insurance rates

HOW A DWI AFFECTS AUTO INSURANCE RATES If you’ve been arrested for DWI you’re suddenly faced with a great deal of uncertainty regarding your future. As you weight the financial impact of your arrest, don’t overlook how your possible conviction
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How Your DWI Lawyer is Your Boating While Intoxicated Lawyer

HOW YOUR DWI LAWYER IS YOUR BOATING WHILE INTOXICATED LAWYER During the Summer months, we become boating while intoxicated lawyers as police crack down on boating while intoxicated offenses. In its peak time, our firm will defend just as many
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How DWI Affects Your Future and Career

HOW DWI AFFECTS YOUR FUTURE AND CAREER Whether you’ve been convicted of DWI for the first time or you’ve had multiple convictions, the being convicted of DWI affects everything throughout your life from your reputation and career to insurance rates
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Recent Supreme Court Decision Regarding Cell Phone Data Privacy Affects Legality of the Blood Search Warrant

SUPREME COURT DECISION REGARDING CELL PHONE DATA PRIVACY AFFECTS LEGALITY OF THE BLOOD SEARCH WARRANT In mid-June 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided a case with a rationale that interestingly applies to police blood testing and the blood
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Gregory Houlton Joins Trichter & Legrand

Gregory Houlton Joins Trichter & Legrand HOUSTON — May 10, 2018 — The law office of Trichter & LeGrand, P.C. announced today that former Chief Prosecutor with the Harris County District Attorney’s office, Gregory Houlton, will join the firm on May 14th as its newest
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Recent Inspector General Report Demonstrates the Importance of our Constitutional Right to an Attorney.  

THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY The February 2018 Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report confirms our founding fathers’ justified fear of the government they were going to establish. They understood that power corrupts and that there was
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Texas Nondisclosure law gives “Second Chance” to Those Convicted of DWI

TEXAS NONDISCLOSURE LAW GIVES “SECOND CHANCE” TO THOSE CONVICTED OF DWI In the latest legislative session of 2017, the Texas legislature changed the nondisclosure law giving those accused or previously convicted of DWI a valuable tool that can minimize the
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Gary Trichter Recognized As “Lawyer Of The Year” by Woodward White

GARY TRICHTER RECOGNIZED AS “LAWYER OF THE YEAR” BY WOODWARD WHITE HOUSTON – September 13, 2017 – J. Gary Trichter, founder of Trichter & LeGrand, PC, a leading Houston criminal defense firm, has been recognized by his attorney peers as 2018
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What is the DWI Drugged Driving Myth?

DRUGGED DRIVING MYTH There are many myths surrounding the DWI laws in Texas. Criminal attorneys in Houston often hear about situations that could have been prevented if the client had a clearer understanding of the law. No where is this
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What is the Blood and Breath Testing Myth?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION Blood and Breath Testing Myth As discussed earlier this series, there are many intricacies involved in the DWI laws in Texas. Defense attorneys in Houston often hear client stories that could have been prevented if the
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5 steps in your DWI arrest: Now what happens?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION 5 STEPS IN YOUR DWI ARREST Getting arrested for DWI in Texas may be one of the most stressful and traumatic events in your life. Although a first offense DWI is still a misdemeanor, it’s nothing
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Notice of Suspension Temporary Driving Permit and the ALR hearing

NOTICE OF SUSPENSION TEMPORARY DRIVING PERMIT AND THE ALR HEARING. When you are arrested for DWI, the State of Texas is required to give you a Notice of Suspension Temporary Driving Permit (DIC-23) and a Statutory Warning (DIC-24). These documents serve
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What is the Difference Between Impaired Driving and Drunk Driving?

Impaired driving and drunk driving In Texas, there is a difference between impaired driving and drunk driving. It is a crime to do either, but the way the state defines intoxication is having lost the normal use of mental or
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Vince Young DWI Video demonstrates “Opinion Crime”

VINCE YOUNG DWI VIDEO DEMONSTRATES “OPINION CRIME” The release of the Vince Young DWI video of his arrest reminds me of the routine question I am regularly asked as a board certified DWI lawyer: What should I do if I
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The consequences of a DWI on CHL Texas concealed handgun license

The words echoed out Charton Heston like Moses on Mount Sinai as he held up a flintlock rifle and said, “Out of my cold dead hands.” Many citizens of the State of Texas hold the late, Mr. Heston’s sentiments and the
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The Unjust Burden of DWI Bond Conditions

The framers of our constitution insisted the accused shall always remain innocent unless proven guilty. But DWI bond conditions or being on bond for a driving while intoxicated case in Texas may make you feel as though your guilt has


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