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Mark Thiessen’s Legal Cases

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  • State of Texas v. C.L.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jun 07, 2010
    Outcome:
    DISMISSED
    Description:
    0.14 breath test two and a half hours after someone ran into the back of him at a stop light. He looked spectacular on video and science would say he was a 0.18 at the time of driving. Just didn't add up. But the fact the technical supervisor couldn't extrapolate the number back to the time of driving and the Intoxilyzer operator never checked the temperature of the machine....whoops, there goes the breath test. Thousand ways to skin a cat.
  • State of Texas v. T.M.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    DISMISSED
    Description:
    FELONY EVADING ARREST. Allegedly, Client left the scene of an accident and the police lost him on a chase. However, we had phone records of the officer harrassing him and prank calling him. The Trooper never came down to explain the the DA and his felony evading fell apart. Client is now suing the Trooper.
  • State of Texas v. E.F.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    DISMISSED
    Description:
    Possession of Marijuana. Illegal stop on the car. Had 2 of the 3 required tailights. I knew the law better than the officer. There are a thousand ways to skin a cat.
  • State v. A.D.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jul 21, 2010
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY
    Description:
    HIT A BUILDING! Client drove into a Taqueria building in a strip center at 1am. Admitted to consuming alcohol. HGN- 6 clues, estimated 30 seconds at 50 second, OLS - 3, and WAT -6. Jury came back in 12 minutes NOT GUILTY. The cops did just enough to get probable cause. I convinced the jury that the officers didn't do enough to convince them beyond a reasonable doubt. the jury followed the law. And I locked down the officers in their testimony that there was no way they could prove intoxication.
  • State v. B.N.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY
    Description:
    Client was pulled over driving the wrong way down a one way street in downtown Houston at 550am after almost striking a police car. Performed his field sobriety tests like Hunter S. Thompson on drugs. The officer angered the jury by playing games and trying to argue with me. The State failed to prove intoxication beyond a reasonable doubt. The jury followed the law and found him not guilty. 2nd DWI too!
  • State v. T.B.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Outcome:
    NO BILLED
    Description:
    Client was accused of choking his girlfriend. Too bad the choke mark she had was a birth mark and she was a drug addict. Felony assault family violence no billed!
  • State v. T.M.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 08, 2010
    Outcome:
    DISMISSED
    Description:
    FELONY EVADING ARREST. Client was arrested and charged for leading Troopers on a high speed chase. Problem is, it never happened. Crooked cop. I pulled his camera records: none. I pulled his mobile data terminal log: no evidence of hot pursuit. And we had recorded messages of Trooper harrassing my client. Needless to say we have filed an Internal Affairs investigation against this Trooper.
  • State of Texas v. J. B.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Aug 05, 2010
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY
    Description:
    Client was coming out of Whataburger at 230am and cut off a civilian. That civilian called 911 and testified that Client was "driving like an a$$hole". Client was foloowed and police found him passed out in his driveway with whataburger all over his lap. Allegedly failed SFSTs at the scene, but no video. Client was very angry on the station video. What the DA didn't want to listen to is that Client just had a baby a month ago (or technically his wife did) and he was absolutely exhausted. My argument: exhausted + making poor decisions of consuming alcohol + being irate for wrongful arrest DOES NOT EQUATE to DWI. Jury followed the law and found him Not Guilty
  • State v. L.V.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY
    Description:
    Client pulled into the driveway of a highrise after going out on Washinton Street all night. Came inside the building, unzipped his pants and passed out on the couch. The guards called him in for public lewdness and the police arrested him for DWI since the guards saw him drive. However, through the witness going blind and changing her story at least 4 times before trial, the jury found reasonable doubt as to who actually drove the vehicle. The jury followed the law and found him Not Guilty.
  • State v. T.P.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Outcome:
    DISMISSED
    Description:
    Client came out of Roeder's Pub and backed into a vehicle in the parking lot. An off duty UH dispatcher phoned it in and started the snowball. I was able to pull the call and call slips to show the dispatcher requested his favorite officer, who WAS NOT EVEN CERTIFIED to administer the standard field sobriety tests. Client was very argumentative and cursing on the station video. However, the DA dismissed the case on the day of trial after learning of my discovery.