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.
Houston DWI Attorney explains the difference between DUI and DWI. Most folks use them synonymously, but they are different. Find out just why. ...read more
Videos: First Offense DWI PenaltiesJanuary 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. ...read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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Harris County DWI Lawyer
When you need a Harris County DWI Attorney, our aggressive team is standing by to help. If you've been arrested in Bellaire, Houston, Katy or surrounding areas, call us now.read more
Montgomery County DWI Lawyer
If you've been arrested, call a Montgomery County DWI Attorney to defend you and try to get your license back. We can help you if you've been arrested in Conroe and The Woodlands.read more
Fort Bend County DWI Lawyer
Call us when you need a Fort Bend County DWI Attorney to fight for you. We can help you if you've been arrested in Sugar Land, Missouri City or surrounding areas.read more
Let us answer your Texas DWI Questions
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
THE PENALTIES FOR DWI IN TEXAS ARE: 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 3 days to 180 days, and a driver’s license suspensio ...read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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.