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    Why Hire a DWI Specialist? There are only four lawyers in Texas who can call themselves a “DWI Specialist” and J. Gary Trichter is one of them. A DWI Specialist understands the science behind the flawed breath and blood testing used by police and is able to communicate tho ...
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    The Dangers of DWI No-Refusal Weekends – Video In Houston, DWI No Refusal Weekends, an officer can get a warrant from a judge and “compel” you to take a blood test if you refuse either the blood or breath test. A criminal defense attorney who specializes in DWI defense understands that this m ...
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    The Flaws of DWI Field Sobriety Tests Field sobriety tests administered by law enforcement are geared for failure. Houston criminal defense attorney and DWI specialist, Gary Trichter tells why the test is flawed and what you can do. ...
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    What do you do if an officer asks you about drinking? Let’s say you get pulled over and the officer approaches your vehicle. First, don’t make any sudden moves. Then, be as polite as you can and make sure you’re ready with your license and insurance in hand. Here are a few other things you can do& ...
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    Our Valuable Rights and Why We Should Stand Up For Them – Video Unfortunately, Americans need to be reminded of our God-given rights. If we–and that means EVERY American–don’t stand up for them, we won’t have them anymore. ...
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    The Difference Between DUI and DWI – Video Houston DWI Attorney explains the difference between DUI and DWI. Most folks use them synonymously, but they are different. Find out just why. ...
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    First Offense DWI Penalties 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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    Houston No refusal weekends: What you need to know. 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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    What is the Blood and Breath Testing Myth? As discussed earlier this series, there are many intricacies involved in the DWI laws in Texas. Defense attorneys in Houston often hear client stories that could have been prevented if the person had a clearer understanding of the law. No where is t ...
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    The roll of a criminal defense lawyer How in the heck can you defend those people?! When I’m at social events and I tell people that I’m a criminal defense attorney, many times, I am answered with disgust, “How can you possibly defend those people?!” But, more interesting, howeve ...
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    What is the Intoxilyzer 9000 and associated problems? Texas is currently replacing the Intoxilyzer 5000 EN and transitioning to the Intoxilyzer 9000 for breath alcohol testing. According to the manufacturer, the device works on the basis of infrared light absorption by alcohol detected in a person’s b ...
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    What happens after “Not Guilty” in a Texas DWI arrest? While the best outcome in a DWI case is a not guilty, you need to know that a DWI arrest record never goes away, unless you request an expunction of your record. An expunction allows the State of Texas to erase all the related DWI records to your cas ...
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    Why We Like Video in DWI Cases Video in DWI cases has been one of the best things law enforcement has done to assist them in showing the truth. While the act of taking video is a right you cannot refuse, the fact is, video simply does not lie. It shows exactly how you behaved an ...
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    The Benefits of a Houston DWI Lawyer Who is a DWI Specialist by NCDD Over a Criminal Defense Attorney America offers a lot of all-in-one alternatives. Think about doctors. General practitioners listen attentively to health complaints, but don’t have deep experience in one particular area. That’s where they often refer you to a specialist. DWI def ...
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    Field Sobriety Test: The Walk and Turn When it comes to DWI tests, the Walk and Turn is incredibly inaccurate because of its design. A good DWI lawyer who specializes in shooting holes in these tests gain you a favorable outcome if you're wrongly arrested. ...
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    Field Sobriety Test: The Eye Test Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, or more commonly known as "The eye test" is one of the three standardized field sobriety tests created by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA). The test was created to identify drivers who have bee ...
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    Field Sobriety Test: The One Leg Stand The "one leg stand" test is one of three standardized field sobriety tests implemented and sanctioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The test is designed to measure the body's response and reflex to certain stimuli th ...
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    The Penalties for DWI in Houston There is a world of difference between a first-offense DWI in Texas and committing multiple offenses. Texas takes DWI and DUI seriously, so you should know about the fines and penalties are. There is a world of difference between a first-offense DWI ...
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    Is it legal to drive a motor vehicle while drinking an alcoholic beverage, and if not, what are the penalties? No, it is not legal to be driving while drinking and alcoholic beverage. It is a class C misdemeanor for you to operate a car while you personally possess an open alcoholic beverage container. This penalty, as noted earlier, increases if you are arre ...
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    How can a DWI Specialist challenge the Results of a Field Sobriety Test (FST)? The Field Sobriety Test (FST) consists of three tasks that a police officer administers to a driver who is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. These guidelines are issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). ...
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    What does “intoxicated” mean? You need not be drunk to be “intoxicated,” but if you are drunk, you must be intoxicated. “Intoxicated” Defined “Intoxicated” is defined by the DWI statute in three ways: First, you are “intoxicated” when you have lost the nor ...
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    What is DWI and its potential punishment? 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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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 DWI in Texas?
  • What is DUI and its potential punishment?
  • What is DWI and its potential punishment?

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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 proceed ...

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The penalties for DWI in Texas DWI are: A First-Offense 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 suspension of 90 to 365 da ...

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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

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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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