Mark Metzger and Mark Thiessen of Thiessen Law Firm Win Two More “Not Guilty” Verdicts for Clients

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Local criminal defense attorneys Mark Thiessen and Mark Metzger secure two notable victories in separate DWI cases this year earning not guilty verdicts for clients.

State of Texas vs M.C.: CCL#1, 1929825, Harris County
The client was pulled over by two officers after the officers observed client “assaulting or possibly kidnapping” his friend. Client is a local Muay Thai Coach and international Muay Thai Champion. Evidence obtained from the officer’s dispatch records and testimony from another officer present on the scene starkly contrasted with the stopping officer’s testimony and report. The client was pulled out of the vehicle, given Standard Field Sobriety Tests, which he performed and then was arrested. The breath test result was a .0176; however, the video showed a completely sober gentleman who completed the Standard Field Sobriety Tests perfectly. Through cross-examination the jury was able to see the truth of these tests and the contradictions in the evidence brought forth in court. Additionally, after hearing about the Intoxilyzer 5000, the jury made the decision with the evidence and demanded reliable forensic evidence for the people of Texas. The jury returned the verdict of Not Guilty. (Metzger was 1st Chair, Thiessen handled Technical Supervisor)

State of Texas vs V.O. CCL#15, 1932606, Harris County:
Client was pulled over after speeding on Richmond Ave for going 13 mph over the limit. Several questionable mistakes in the report combined with dispatch records made the reasonable suspicion questionable that were presented in court. According to the report, the client performed exceptional on the Standard Field Sobriety Tests and his demeanor, attitude and presence on the scene was that of a completely sober individual. The cross-examination of the officer revealed there was no credibility regarding his testimony to the events under direct-examination and that the offense report should be the most reliable source to refresh his memory. The breath test came back at 0.146. Through cross-examination of a State’s expert witness, the jury learned more about the Intoxilyzer 5000. The jury acknowledged the machine was behaving in an unexplainable manner. The jury returned the verdict of Not Guilty.
(Metzger was 1st Chair, Thiessen handled Technical Supervisor)

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-three 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.

To interview Mark Thiessen, contact Media Representative Lauren Levicki with Levicki Network:
By Phone: 832.524.8335
By Email: llevicki(at)gmail(dot)com

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