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Blog: Deemed Consent: When Does a Driver Have to Submit to a Law Enforcement Officer’s Request to Take a Breath or Blood Test?
September 14, 2018

What Every Driver Should Know By: J. Gary Trichter 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 breath or ...

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Blog: What are my rights if I’m arrested for DWI?
September 4, 2018

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 don’t have to willingly comply with all “requests” made by the officer. DWI a ...

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Blog: How a DWI affects auto insurance rates
August 13, 2018

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 could affect your auto insu ...

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Blog: How Your DWI Lawyer is Your Boating While Intoxicated Lawyer
August 3, 2018

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 BWI cases as we will driving while intoxicated cases because the con ...

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Blog: How DWI Affects Your Future and Career
July 17, 2018

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 and our ability to own a firearm. In ...

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Blog: Recent Supreme Court Decision Regarding Cell Phone Data Privacy Affects Legality of the Blood Search Warrant
June 29, 2018

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 search warrant. The effects on our 4thAmendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures ...

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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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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?


713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION WHAT IS A DWI 3RD & PUNISHMENTS? https://youtu.be/pmjH6TQr5JM 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 ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION WHAT IS A DWI FELONY? https://youtu.be/1WNopl5kEZM 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 fr ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is DWI 2nd and the potential punishment? https://youtu.be/3mIC8GubQBI 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 co ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION How long will a DWI conviction in Texas stay on my record? 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 ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is an administrative license revocation (ALR), and why is it important The best reason to request an administrative license revocation hearing or ALR hearing, first and foremost, is to try to save your driver ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR A DWI IN TEXAS? https://youtu.be/J1tKoCHulQ4 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 j ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION DUI Punishment in Texas https://youtu.be/jLtrDxaIgZ4 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 hav ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION DWI Punishment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sghr4P5T7o 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 ...

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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.