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GREGORY HOULTON JOINS TRICHTER & LEGRAND

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GREGORY HOULTON JOINS TRICHTER & LEGRAND

Trichter & LeGrand DWI & Criminal Defense Law Firm

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 May 14th As Its Newest Criminal Defense Attorney. 

Houlton Most Recently Served As District Court Chief Responsible For Supervising A Team That Handled More Than 1,000 Criminal Cases At Any Given Time.

“Gregory Houlton Is A Great Attorney And Person Of Substance And Character,” Said J. Gary Trichter, Founder And Partner With Trichter & LeGrand And DWI Specialist By The National College For DUI Defense.

“He Has A Passion For The Law And Our Clients Will Benefit Greatly From His Extensive Experience As A Prosecutor. We’re Very Honored That Greg Is Now Part Of The Trichter & LeGrand Team.”

Greg Brings Almost Ten Years Of Experience To Trichter & LeGrand Having Tried More Than 50 Jury Trials As An Assistant District Attorney Including Capital Murders, Murders, Adult And Child Sexual Assaults, Aggravated Robberies, Large Quantity Drug Possession Cases, And DWI’s.

“The Attorneys At Trichter & LeGrand Are Known All Over Houston For Their Aggressive Approach To Defending Their Clients’ Rights,” Houlton Said. 

“As A Former Prosecutor Having Encountered Them On Many Occasions, They Are Relentless And Deliberate In Pursuing The Best Possible Outcome For Their Clients. I’m Looking Forward To Being Part Of This Great Group Of Lawyers.”

Prior To Joining The HCDA, Greg Was A Summer Law Clerk At The Welscher Law Firm In Houston Where He Worked In Civil Litigation In All Areas From Conducting Initial Client Interviews To Drafting And Editing Both An Appellant And Appellee Brief In A Dual-Appeal. 

He Served As An Intern With The First Court Of Appeals, Was An Account Manager With The MedLeh Group And Served As A Legislative Aid With The State Of Texas Where He Performed Detailed Bill Analysis Used For Recommendation Of The Senator’s Vote During The 78th Legislative Session.

Greg Received His J.D. From The South Texas College Of Law Where He Graduated In The Top 10% Cum Laude, Order Of The Lytae. 

He Also Holds A Bachelor’s Of Science Degree In Business Marketing With A Minor In International Studies From The University Of Houston Where He Also Played Football For The University Of Houston Cougars.

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The Law on DWI

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Impairment begins with the first drink. Your gender, body weight, the number of drinks you’ve consumed and the amount of food you’ve eaten affect your body’s ability to handle alcohol. 

Two or three beers in an hour can make some people legally intoxicated. 

Women, younger people and smaller people generally become impaired with less alcohol.

The Law on DWI

In Texas, a person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) with a .08 BAC (blood or breath alcohol concentration). 

However, a person is also intoxicated if impaired due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of BAC. Whether you’re the driver or the passenger, you can be fined up to $500 for having an open alcohol container in a vehicle.

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DWI with a Child Passenger

You can be charged with child endangerment for driving while intoxicated if you’re carrying passengers younger than 15 years old. 

DWI with a child passenger is punishable by:

  • A fine of up to $10,000
  • Up to two years in a state jail
  • Loss of your driver license for 180 days

What Happens if You’re Stopped

If you’re stopped, be ready to show your driver license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration. 

If you refuse to take a blood or breath test, your driver license will be automatically suspended for 180 days.

Punishment for DWI varies depending on the number of convictions:

First Offense

  • A fine of up to $3,000 BAC less than .15
  • A fine of up to $6,000 BAC more than .15
  • Three days to 180 days in jail
  • Loss of driver license up to a year
  • Annual fee of $1,000 or $2,000 for three years to retain driver license

Second Offense*

  • A fine of up to $4,500
  • One month to a year in jail
  • Loss of driver license up to two years
  • Annual fee of $1,000, $1,500 or $2,000 for three years to retain driver license

Third Offense*

  • A $10,000 fine
  • Two to 10 years in prison
  • Loss of driver license up to two years
  • Annual fee of $1,000, $1,500, or $2,000 for three years to retain driver license

*After two or more DWI convictions in five years, you must install a special ignition switch that prevents your vehicle from being operated if you’ve been drinking.

How to Stay Safe

  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Designate a driver.
  • Call a cab.
  • Spend the night where you are, if possible.

Source: Texas Department Public Transportation

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