When you are pulled over on suspicion of DWI, the likelihood of being arrested is 95% when you step out of the car. However, the Houston DWI lawyers at Trichter & Murphy can help you get a favorable outcome from this unfortunate event. Being arrested in Texas for DWI or DUI, BWI or Drug Possession can be devastating to your family.
You might notice our website doesn’t broadcast case outcomes like other DWI law firms. This is quite intentional; we don’t have to convince others of our ability to get favorable outcomes. More importantly, it reflects our dedication to help Houston DWI clients get through and move past difficult events in their lives.
Texas DWI Defense
When you are pulled over on suspicion of DWI, the likelihood of being arrested is 95% when you step out of the car. However, the Houston DWI attorneys at Trichter & Murphy can help you get a favorable outcome from this unfortunate event. Being arrested in Texas for DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) or DUI (Driving Under the Influence for minors) can be devastating to both your personal and professional life. It can cost you thousands of dollars in fines and fees and could cost you your job.
At Trichter & Murphy, we understand the impact a DWI charge can have. We also understand that you have rights. You might notice our website doesn’t broadcast case outcomes like other DWI law firms. This is quite intentional; we don’t have to convince others of our ability to get favorable outcomes. More importantly, it reflects our dedication to help Houston DWI clients get through and move past difficult events in their lives.
We are recognized expert Houston and Texas DWI Lawyers. We’ve taught judges, other attorneys and police officers across the country about Texas DWI law and DUI law and the rights of those arrested for DWI. Use our experience to defend your DWI or DUI case. Do not leave your reputation in the hands of less experienced lawyers.
Gary Trichter has been defending Texans concerned with preserving their valuable reputations since 1980. He co-authored the textbook Texas Drunk Driving Law, and has authored or co-authored 46 legal and aviation articles.
His partner, Doug Murphy, is recognized as one of the leading DWI attorneys in Houston as well as in DUI Attorneys in Houston. Together, they have spoken at more than 300 seminars on criminal defense and DWI and they have taught lawyers, judges and prosecutors about various aspects of the law.
Gary and Doug represent two of only four attorneys in Texas who have been board certified DUI Defense Attorneys by the National College for DUI Defense – the sole entity approved by the American Bar Association to bestow the (The Texas Bar Association does not have a board certification in DWI Defense, but it does recognize the ABA DWI board certification. Trichter & Murphy have offices in Houston and Bandera but serve many Texas counties. Our firm is also experienced with boating while intoxicated in Texas, Harris County drug possession and Houston criminal defense.
BOATING WHILE INTOXICATED
Boating while intoxicated (BWI) in Texas is a serious charge. This means you need to be a responsible captain as part of boat ownership and Texas boating laws on alcohol. Do not over indulge while enjoying yourself on Texas waters. Always wear a life vest and keep plenty on board for every passenger. And, if you’re going to treat guests on your boat, don’t drink.
According to the State of Texas, BWI or Boating While Intoxicated in Texas is when (a) A person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a watercraft. (b) Except as provided by Section 49.09, an offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor, with a minimum term of confinement of 72 hours.
The attorneys at Trichter and Murphy have years of experience with Texas boating laws on alcohol in Houston, Conroe and Livingston. We understand that a BWI arrest can damage your valuable reputation the same way that a DWI or DUI arrest can.
BWI can happen to anyone.
Imagine being at sea for 15 hours fishing. A law enforcement vessel approaches and boards your boat to do a safety inspection. After they ask to see the number of life preservers on board, the discussion turns quickly to the smell of alcohol coming from your breath.
You’re whisked off your boat onto the law enforcement vessel and taken ashore. Once on shore, you’re given 15 minutes to shed your “sea legs” and asked to stand on one leg, walk a straight line, and tilt your head back while closing your eyes. The officers claim that because you don’t have your normal balance, you are guilty of Boating While Intoxicated. This scenario is based upon actual cases where someone was unfairly arrested for driving while boating.
TEXAS DRUG POSSESSION DEFENSE
Drug possession, controlled substances and DUI offenses are serious in Houston and Harris County, Texas. Both minors and adults will need a DUI attorney in Houston, TX to understand their rights and situation.
Under Texas law, possession of a “Controlled substance” means a substance, including a drug, an adulterant, and a dilutant which also includes the aggregate weight of any mixture, solution, or other substance containing a controlled substance. This includes both legal and illegal drugs from prescription drugs to cannabis or cocaine. If you are pulled over or arrested for any substance that impairs your ability to operate a motor vehicle, call the Harris County DUI and DWI attorneys to work for a favorable outcome.
At Trichter and Murphy, we leverage our years of experience in drug possession in Houston and in Texas to make sure the rights of our clients are protected. We all make mistakes whether its being with the wrong people at the wrong time or a momentary lapse in judgment. Whether it’s a minor child in possession or an adult, we can help.
TEXAS CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Whether you need a DWI Lawyer in Houston or criminal defense attorneys in Harris County, the attorneys at Trichter and Murphy know how to put clients in the best light possible. We have been practicing criminal law in Houston since 1983 where we have built relationships that allow us to best serve clients from Conroe to Galveston. We know how to assess a prosecutor’s case for strengths and weaknesses and poke holes in their arguments.
We have experience in every aspect of criminal law in Houston, Texas either as a defender or prosecutor. Intimate knowledge of judges and prosecutors is crucial to your defense and a strength of Trichter & Murphy. From traffic violations, sexual assault, white collar crimes, domestic violence, teenager offenses and murder. We make sure your rights are guarded and you are seen in the best possible light.
At Trichter & Murphy PC, we care about our clients and the well-being of them and their families. As DWI and criminal defense lawyers in Houston, we understand sometimes bad things happen to good people. We all either make mistakes or are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Whatever the case, they need someone to represent them in court as they face this life-altering event and try to ease the pain and penalty. We fight hard to protect our client’s Constitutional Rights and present them as good people and try to gain leniency and get them the second chance they deserve.