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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.

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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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

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION 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 ...

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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

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 like getting a tr ...

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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

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION 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 ...

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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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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? (Before Sept 1, 2019)
  • What is DUI and its potential punishment?
  • What is DWI and its potential punishment?

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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 Penalties For a DWI in Texas Changed on September 1, 2019 Prior To September 1, 2019: The First-Offense penalties for DWI conviction with less than a .15 BAC includes ...

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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

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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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