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Press Releases: Gary Trichter Recognized As “Lawyer Of The Year” by Woodward White
September 13, 2017

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 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of DUI/DWI Defense in ...

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Texas Questions: What is the DWI Drugged Driving Myth?
April 3, 2017

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 truer than with the third DWI Myth ...

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BlogVideos: Houston No refusal weekends: What you need to know.
October 7, 2015

There’s been a lot of talk about Houston No Refusal Weekends trying to increase DWI arrests. No Refusal Weekends are when officers pull you over for suspected driving under the influence of alcohol, and you can not refuse to take a field sobriety ...

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Texas Questions: 5 steps in your DWI arrest: Now what happens?
March 31, 2017

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 like getting a traffic ticket and for people who have never been in trouble with ...

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Blog: Notice of Suspension Temporary Driving Permit and the ALR hearing.
March 15, 2017

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 three purposes: To remind you that you were arrested for DWI ...

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Texas Questions: What is the Difference Between Impaired Driving and Drunk Driving?
March 3, 2017

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 physical faculties. And you don’t have to be drunk to comm ...

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Blog: Vince Young DWI Video demonstrates “Opinion Crime”
March 2, 2017

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 am stopped for DWI? Do I answer the officer’s questions? Do I attempt to do “sob ...

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Blog: The consequences of a DWI on CHL Texas concealed handgun license
February 27, 2017

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 2nd Amendment close to thei ...

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Blog: The Unjust Burden of DWI Bond Conditions
February 6, 2017

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 already been det ...

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Blog: Deferred Adjudication Unavailable in DWI Cases
February 2, 2017

DWI and Deferred Adjudication Being charged with driving while intoxicated is a life altering event. Not only are you subject to the embarrassment of being arrested and appearing in court but you are treated differently than almost everyone one else ...

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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?

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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 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

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President of brokerage firm was arrested driving home after a meeting with colleagues. Registered a .19 blood test. - Not Guilty.

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Business owner was arrested for DWI while driving home after company birthday party. - Not Guilty.

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College student was arrested for DWI on beach over spring break. Failed blood test. - Not Guilty.

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