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Local criminal defense attorney, Mark Thiessen secures four not guilty verdicts in the first three weeks of October

Local criminal defense attorney, Mark Thiessen, of the Thiessen Law Firm earned four not guilty verdicts back-to-back in October.

State of Texas v. W.E.    
Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 10
Cause Number: 2030921
Not Guilty – DWI, 10/1/15

According to court documents, over two years ago the client was on his way home from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo cook-off when he hit an accident that wasn't cleared from I-10. The client was arrested and the state retested the blood three separate times, starting with a .20 blood alcohol level and ending with a .15. There was an issue with the blood analysis not being ready in time for trial. Judge Ross denied the state’s continuance and the state dismissed the case. After the dismissal, the state re-filed the case. The trial commenced two years later. According to state records, the client was normal on video and the wreck was an accident, leaving the blood test as primary evidence. The blood was discolored brown and green, and tested 11 months past the test tubes expiration date. The client was found not guilty due to the evidence presented.

State of Texas v. C.Y.
Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 4
Cause Number: 1984694
Not Guilty – DWI, 10/14/15

According to court documents, the client was on her way home when men driving a Porsche and a Ford Mustang catcalled her. While trying to get away, she was pulled over on Westheimer for speeding/racing. According to the report, the police officer called for a DWI unit immediately. According to court documents, a DWI unit gave her standard field sobriety tests in English. The client spoke Spanish. She told the officers she wasn’t intoxicated and they still arrested her. They took her down to the station and read her the DIC-24 asking whether she wanted a breath or blood test in English. According the surveillance video, she relayed to the officer that she didn't understand the law and requested a lawyer. According to court documents, the officers restrained her in a blood draw chair. After drawing her blood, she threw up in the trashcan. In trial, the analyst had contradicting statements about the amount of drinks the client admitted to drinking would not have caused her to vomit. “The client drank nearly four bottles of wine and could’ve been a .19 at the time of driving,” according to the analyst. The jury didn’t side with the analyst or the district attorney and the client was found not guilty.

State of Texas v. T.J.
Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 2
Cause Number: 2009645
Not Guilty – Interference with Emergency Call (Class A Misd), 10/16/15

According to court records, a 911 call was placed by the client's wife stating she was being assaulted by her husband. Video camera surveillance shows the client not being present at the of the call. Additionally, Mark Thiessen presented two witnesses that placed him at the clinic at the time of the 911 call. According to records, the wife asked the DA to dismiss the case. The case went to trial because of one DA. The judge directed the jury to find the client not guilty due to insufficient evidence to proceed.

State of Texas v. C.T.
Montgomery County Criminal Court at Law No. 4
Cause Number: 15-304817
Not Guilty – Unlawful Restraint (Class A Misd), 10/21/15

According to court documents, the client is a 6’5’ 265lb U.S. Army veteran. The complaining witness, his girlfriend at the time, is a 5’5” 125lb fitness instructor. According to evidence presented in court, the client and girlfriend got into an argument and it escalated after she started drinking leading to a 911 call by the girlfriend alleging violence. According to court records, two days after the case was filed she called the DAs office and asked them to drop the charges. Eight days later she met with the DAs in person and asked them to dump it. She signed an affidavit of non-prosecution. The case went to trial. The jury came back with a not guilty.

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-eight 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. In November of 2015 they will be moving to a former church they are renovating, adjacent to their current office.
To interview Mark Thiessen, contact Media Representative Ashley Mathis with Signet Interactive:
By Phone: 281.822.2824
By Email: ashley(at)signetinteractive(dot)com

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