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DWI Field Sobriety Tests – The Walk and Turn

Houston DWI Specialist attorney Gary Trichter explains why you should politely refuse to take The DWI Walk and Turn field sobriety test.
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Helping Clients with Drinking and Addiction Issues

DWI isn’t just a legal problem–there could be a social or a health issue that needs to be addressed. As a DWI law firm in Houston, we want to make sure we protect our clients’ rights, but, as fellow human beings, we also want to get them the help they need to fix what’s broken.
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How DWI Field Sobriety Tests Are Designed for Failure

DWI Field sobriety tests are not designed to help you, they are designed to fail you. Before he was a Criminal Defense DWI Specialist Lawyer, Attorney J. Gary Trichter spent seven years in law enforcement. Officers are told how to use the standardized Filed Sobriety Tests without using their own judgement and looking at what is fair.
Impaired Driving Vs Drunk Driving

Impaired Driving Versus Drunk Driving

Houston DWI Attorney Gary Trichter explains the difference between impaired driving and drunk driving and what’s “normal” driving for most people as defined by Texas law.
Houston DWI Attorney and DWI Specialist Gary Trichter talks about why your rights are important.

Our Valuable Rights and Why We Should Stand Up For Them

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.

Public Intoxication Versus Driving While Intoxicated

What’s the difference between being publicly intoxicated (PI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI)? Houston DWI Attorney Gary Trichter explains that you actually have to more intoxicated to be P.I. than you do to be DWI.
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Texas DWI Guide: 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.

The ALR Hearing

People arrested for DWI don’t realize that they have two cases: The first is DWI which is a criminal case against them and the second is the Administrative License Revocation hearing which is a case against their license. You have a right to a hearing to save your license! Exercise it!

The Dangers of an Open Container in DWI Offenses

The simple answer is just don’t have an open container of alcohol in your car while you’re driving. If an officer pulls you over for a traffic violation, it can lead to much more serious charges. Here’s why…
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The Definition of Intoxication

Houston DWI Specialist, Attorney Gary Trichter examines how law enforcement defines intoxication and the flaws in determining what is normal for an individual.
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The Flaws of Breath Test Devices

The old days of using a breathalyzer for DWI testing are gone. Today, most law enforcement agencies in Texas use an Intoxilyzer. Here’s why that’s unjust.
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The Flaws of DWI Field Sobriety Tests

Field sobriety tests administered by law enforcement are geared for tailor. Houston criminal defense attorney and DWI specialist, Gary Trichter tells why the test is flawed and what you can do.

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.
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The Problems with DWI Blood Tests

The DWI blood test is not the gold standard for DWI testing that people think that it is. It’s quite flawed–like most of the DWI tests administered by law enforcement.

The Role of A DWI Criminal Defense Attorney

The job of any criminal defense attorney is to ensure that the rights of his or her client are fully protected. DWI Lawyer Gary Trichter outlines what you should expect when you hire your attorney.
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The Skills That Make A DWI Specialist More Effective

There are many skills that make a DWI Specialist more effective long before a client walks in the door. We are constantly learning and studying both the current and new science behind breath and blood testing.
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The Unfairness of DWI Roadside Exercises

When an officer asks your to exit your vehicle and perform field sobriety tests, the cards are stacked against you already. The officer doesn’t tell you what he’s looking for or how you’ll be graded. Houston DWI Attorney Gary Trichter explains why these test are unfair and why an attorney who understands DWI can help you.

To Take or Not to Take the DWI Breath or Blood Tests

Taking the breath or blood tests administered by police during a DWI arrest is a huge mistake.  The breath test is inaccurate and it doesn’t save the evidence for later testing. Watch my video to understand what DWI specialist lawyers in Houston know that can hurt your case if it’s in the hands of another lawyer.

Video DWI Guide: What if I have a prior conviction or pending multiple offenses?

For those with prior DWI convictions or pending multiple offenses, the prosecution can use those to make your current DWI conviction more harsh. That’s why you need a DWI Specialist who can help increase your chances of a favorable outcome in your case.

Video in DWI Cases is Valuable

One of the best things law enforcement has done to show the truth is taking video of their arrests. The fact is, video doesn’t lie. Sometimes police will describe a very different person in their report than what a jury may see on video.
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Video: Field Sobriety Tests – The Eye Test

One of the darlings of the field sobriety tests is the eye test. Houston DWI Lawyer Gary Trichter explains how this test is done and why it’s flawed.
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Video: Field Sobriety Tests – The One Leg Stand

DUI / DWI Specialist Attorney Gary Trichter explains how the One Leg Stand field sobriety tool is designed for failure.
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VIDEO: The Dangers of DWI No-Refusal Weekends

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 makes it easier for them to convict you.

Video: The Difference Between DUI and DWI

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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Video: Why Hire a DWI Specialist?

There are only four lawyers in Texas who can call themselves a “DWI Specialist” and J. Gary Trichter and Doug Murphy are two of them. A DWI Specialist understands the science behind the flawed breath and blood testing used by police and is able to communicate those flaws effectively to a judge and jury.
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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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What Happens After “Not Guilty” in a DWI Arrest?

Even if you’re found “Not Guilty,” your arrest is still on your record. But you can do something after the fact. An attorney who is a DWI Specialist like Gary Trichter can help you get your record expunged.

Why DWI is an “Opinion” Crime

DWI is an “opinion” crime because the decision to arrest someone is entirely under the flawed judgement of the officer administering the tests.