Top-Notch Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Thiessen Recent Notable Victories

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Local criminal defense attorney Mark Thiessen has secured two notable victories in separate DWI cases this year, including his fifth overall not guilty verdict for a case involving a blood test.

In case #12-283384, which took place in Montgomery County Court of Law No. 1 on February 10, 2014, a not guilty verdict was handed down when the jury decided that there was not enough evidence to prosecute within reasonable doubt. Thiessen’s client was caught speeding at 76 MPH down I-45 and was pulled over by a state trooper. The trooper administered several standard field sobriety tests though the driver displayed no overt signs on intoxication. Blood and breath tests were refused. The jury acknowledged probable cause owing to her speeding.

Case #1879089 in the Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 12, completed on March 5, 2014, was Mark Thiessen’s fifth overall not guilty verdict where the blood test was admitted as evidence, but the jury did not accept the results as reliable or accurate. The client allegedly committed a felony traffic stop. Despite the driver’s ACL surgery five weeks prior, the arresting officer required him to walk one line and drop to his knees. His blood test, taken without his consent despite a willingness to undergo a breath test, revealed a 0.184 BA level, well under the legal limit of .08. Furthermore, questionable ASCLD protocol and equipment in the lab called the evidence into question.

“I am proud of my team for helping to ensure justice in the community,” said Thiessen. “These cases set the precedent for greater accountability and objectivity among law enforcement officials. They also stand as proof that Houstonians would benefit from sending their blood tests to independent laboratories for unbiased reporting.”

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.

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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