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Welcome to our Blog. Trichter & LeGrand is a DWI & Criminal Defense Law Firm that focuses on DWI/DUI Defense. Our attorneys are available to lend insight on current situations or give comment on issues to the media.

Press Releases: Gregory Houlton, Former Chief Prosecutor With Harris County District Attorney’s Office To Join Trichter & Legrand P.C.
May 10, 2018

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 criminal d ...

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Videos: Why Hire a DWI Specialist?
March 15, 2015

There are only four lawyers in Texas who can call themselves a “DWI Specialist” and J. Gary Trichter is one of them. A DWI Specialist understands the science behind the flawed breath and blood testing used by police and is able to communicate tho ...

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Videos: The Dangers of DWI No-Refusal Weekends – Video
March 4, 2015

In Houston, DWI No Refusal Weekends, an officer can get a warrant from a judge and “compel” you to take a blood test if you refuse either the blood or breath test. A criminal defense attorney who specializes in DWI defense understands that this m ...

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Videos: The Flaws of DWI Field Sobriety Tests
July 21, 2014

Field sobriety tests administered by law enforcement are geared for failure. Houston criminal defense attorney and DWI specialist, Gary Trichter tells why the test is flawed and what you can do. ...

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Videos: What do you do if an officer asks you about drinking?
May 13, 2015

Let’s say you get pulled over and the officer approaches your vehicle. First, don’t make any sudden moves. Then, be as polite as you can and make sure you’re ready with your license and insurance in hand. Here are a few other things you can do& ...

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Videos: Our Valuable Rights and Why We Should Stand Up For Them – Video
June 7, 2015

Unfortunately, Americans need to be reminded of our God-given rights. If we–and that means EVERY American–don’t stand up for them, we won’t have them anymore. ...

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Videos: The Difference Between DUI and DWI – Video
April 13, 2014

Houston DWI Attorney explains the difference between DUI and DWI. Most folks use them synonymously, but they are different. Find out just why. ...

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Videos: First Offense DWI Penalties
January 30, 2015

The penalties for a first-time Houston DWI convictions depend greatly on whether your BAC level was above or below .15. Below is a Class B misdemeanor while above a .15 is a Class A misdemeanor. ...

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BlogUncategorized: Recent Inspector General Report Demonstrates the Importance of our Constitutional Right to an Attorney.  
April 16, 2018

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 a great tendency ...

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Blog: Texas Nondisclosure law gives “Second Chance” to Those Convicted of DWI
December 11, 2017

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 long-term damage to their criminal record. Until recently, if you ...

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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.