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Mark Ryan Thiessen
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Mark Thiessen’s Legal Cases

47 total

  • State of Texas v. I.R.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Spanish speaker. pulled over for driving down the wrong side of the road. language barrier!
  • State of Texas v. M.S.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jun 03, 2008
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client hit a gas main and looked terrible on video. But it was a ridiculous circus environment.
  • State of Texas v. J.F.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Hispanic client pulled over for almost striking a police car on the freeway. Pulled over a mile later. Poured his open container on the floorboard of the passenger seat. OK SFSTs. Confused the spanish and english alphabets. International traveller and everything on the line. Defense: being a foreigner is not intoxicated.
  • State of Texas v. L.R.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Mar 25, 2008
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Again, just because you are hispanic and don't understand everyhting, doesn't mean you have lost your mental and physical faculties due to intoxication. Maybe these cops should get to know the client? Or call a hispanic officer????
  • State of Texas v. D.D.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client left a wedding reception after midnight with his wife. Was driving wife's prius at over 100 mph. (It's a quiet car) Pulled over and performs SFSTs on side of road. State couldn't prove case beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • State of Texas v. C.J.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 09, 2008
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    2nd DWI. Client going through nasty divorce with wife. She calls cops and says he is driving around drunk. Pulled over and supposedly fails SFSTs miserably. But NO VIDEO. Big problem! Can't prove beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • State of Texas v. S.C.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    DWI 2nd. Brazoria County with old Judge Blackstock. Client wrecks his car with a passenger in side. In jail with robe on and slippers. Tells police he was hit in the head with a bat. (????) Admits to wine and ambien. Passenger was never subpoenaed and State couldn't prove who was driving, well beyond a reasonable doubt. Judge threatened to throw me in contempt for winning this nasty case on a technicality.
  • State of Texas v. J.H.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Dec 05, 2007
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    A buddy of mine. Pulled over for almost hitting a Volvo. Anonymous caller never appeared. Police couldn't corroborate that testimony. And no video of SFSTs. Winner winner, chicken dinner.
  • State of Texas v. O.S.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Second DWI of this clients dismissed within 6 weeks. The first was marginal and he was ecstatic to get it dismissed. The second one, just 2 weeks after his 1st dismissal, he crashed his Expedition into the front lawn of a HCSO yard. No scene video though. Also, HCSO are kown not to appear at ALR and are consequently "inexperienced" on the witness stand. Client was very quiet and polite on the station video. Can't make a case with a missing scene video, a good station video, and an inexperienced officer testifying against a skilled DWI attorney. PS, this was an old highschool friend of mine. Talk about PRESSURE!
  • State of Texas v. K.J

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Outcome:
    DISMISSED
    Description:
    Client left the Corrillion center and was pulled over swerving on Westheimer due to the construction. Client urniated himself in the back of the police car and then got out and performed poorly on the Standard Field Sobriety Tests. Medical records of plantars warts and prostate issues put this case up on the wall. The fact that the Officer was fired from the DWI Task Force pushed this case over. The Officer was fired because of his terrible testimony during my cross-examination in a trial I won (State of texas v. M.R.), just three weeks prior.