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Category Archives: Press Releases

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....

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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....

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Press Releases : 23rd Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence (MSE) in DWI/DUI Cases
March 5, 2016

The National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association proudly announce the agenda for the 23rd Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence (MSE) in DWI/DUI Cases to be held....

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Press Releases : J Gary Trichter now licensed to practice law in Wyoming
February 27, 2016

CHEYENNE, WY -- J. Gary Trichter, founder and principle of Trichter & LeGrand, P.C., a law firm focusing on DWI defense and criminal defense in Houston and in Bandera, Texas (serving....

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Press Releases : Trichter & LeGrand PC Attorneys Named to 2015 Annual Super Lawyers List
October 13, 2015

HOUSTON — Oct. 13, 2015 — Two attorneys with Trichter & LeGrand PC were selected to appear on the 2015 edition of Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service, as....

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Press Releases : J. Gary Trichter selected to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list
April 16, 2015

Houston DWI Lawyer, J. Gary Trichter has been selected to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters service, list for the thirteenth consecutive year. The Super Lawyers list, published by Thomson Reuters business,....

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Press Releases : J Gary Trichter Serves as Master of Ceremonies at the 29th Annual Joint Service Academies Military Ball
December 30, 2014

J. Gary Trichter had the honor of serving as Master of Ceremonies at the 29th Annual Joint Service Academies Military Ball on December 26, 2014 at Moody Gardens Convention Center....

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Blog Press Releases : Preventing DWI and Surviving Houston DWI No Refusal Weekend
October 23, 2013

The leading Houston DWI Attorneys at Trichter & LeGrand, P.C., have recommended tips for surviving Texas No Refusal weekends and how to host parties this Holiday season preventing DWI for....

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Press Releases : J Gary Trichter Honored With Erwin-Taylor Award
July 25, 2013

HOUSTON – July 30, 2013 – Trichter & LeGrand, PC, a leading Houston criminal defense firm, announced today that J. Gary Trichter, DWI Specialist by the National College for DUI....

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Press Releases : J. Gary Trichter Voted “Best Lawyer in America” by Woodward White, Inc. for 2013
June 10, 2013

The founder of Trichter & LeGrand, PC, J. Gary Trichter, a prominent Houston DWI lawyer, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best....

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  • 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 ...

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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 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 ...

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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


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.