Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 12, 2014
Case # 1871421 in the Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 3, completed on April 16, 2014, was Mark Thiessen’s sixth not guilty verdict where the blood test was admitted as evidence. The jury did not accept the results as reliable or accurate. Thiessen’s client was asleep in the middle of an intersection in Midtown. When HPD knocked on his window, he put his car in drive and drove for approximately 25 blocks through Midtown and into Downtown Houston. After the client was arrested and handcuffed, a Sergeant with HPD performed the HGN test on the client. According to court records, the Sergeant testified under oath that he looked for distinct and sustained nystagmus first and then messed up on the prescribed timing of the HGN test. According to court records, this same Sergeant also testified that marijuana and muscular sclerosis caused HGN, when in fact they do not. HPD then withdrew his blood and the result was received in evidence of a 0.119. The State absolutely could not prove a blood test case beyond a reasonable doubt. Furthermore, questionable ASCLD protocol and equipment in the lab called the evidence into question.
“After defending my client's innocence for over a year, I’m pleased with the jurors for recognizing that the State’s evidence proved neither reliable or accurate. This is why we need an independent lab, free from law enforcement bias or coercion.”
About Thiessen Law Firm:
Since Thiessen Law Firm opened its doors in July 2011, the firm has experienced tremendous success. Having already represented hundreds of DWI clients, achieved numerous dismissals and won twenty-one jury trials, Thiessen Law Firm has now expanded to include two associates, two paralegals, a marketing director, a process server and an investigator. Thiessen Law Firm shares the top floor of 1221 Studewood, Houston, with Jed Silverman and Associates and neighbors another lawyer’s office downstairs. Additionally, Mark Thiessen has joined forces with attorney Chris Samuelson to create Samuelson Thiessen, L.L.P. which handles cases in Colorado.
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