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Mark Thiessen

The only DWI Attorney Selected

Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law
DUI Defense Lawyers Association Board Certified
National College for DUI Defense Board Certified
Super Lawyers 2013-2020
Super Lawyers Top 100 in Houston & Texas
Lawyer Scientist
Avvo Rating
AV Preeminent
TCDLA
Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
National Trail Lawyer
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2010-2013

Notable Houston DWI Victories

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DWI 2nd / Texas v. W.X.

Harris County No. 12

9/1/21

.176 BREATH!!! Client was a 14 year veteran pulled over by a very confident officer while doing 92/65 on the Hardy Tollway. Client’s family was also members of Pct 1 and client showed his buddy badge to the officer. The officer didn’t take kindly to that and started the DWI investigation thinking my client was trying to “get out of something.” Not to self: the officer said he gives people no slack for 100 club stickers or other police agencies. Saturday night, just before midnight and the client admitted to drinking a beer for his migraine. He suffers migraines from being blow up in Iraq and sustaining a TBI. The office gave the client no credit for any of his injuries and arrested the client. The officer said that the client smelled like he had more than one beer. That worried the client and you could see him put a piece of gum in his mouth while waiting for the breath test. More than that the client wore a bite guard for his TBI and migraines and the officer never saw it or even asked him to take it out. Instead, the client tried to prove his innocence and take the breath test bit didn’t know how mouth alcohol would affect the machine. The first test was invalid and a .21. Their own expert said it was probably mouth alcohol. The second test came back .176/.174 and the officer was happy. The client told me about his retainer since day 1. I tried to get him into Veteran’s court to get a dismissal, but the DAs refused. On the eve of trial they said they would give him a program that would result in dismissal. But it had been over 18 months at that point and we weren’t cutting deals. The DAs office tried a nice case, but honestly, had no idea about the retainer and didn’t watch the video close enough to catch the gum. I told the jury in closing that when we saw that on video, or after the client testified, he pulled out his retainer… the State should’ve dismissed the case. However, I think they were using it as a training exercise for their young DAs. My client’s wife was in court every day standing behind her husband, he works in the plants, and they have a 14 year old daughter. His life and future is not a training exercise. Thank the good Lord that the jury held true to their doubts and returned a quick 6 minute Not Guilty verdict. Thank you to those jurors for standing strong and give this man, soldier, and family their future back.

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Mark Thiessen

MarkThiessen

Houston DWI Lawyer, Criminal & Civil Trial Defense Attorney

“I’m a Board Certified, trial-tested Super Lawyer focused on fighting for my client's freedom. If you hire our Houston DWI Law firm, we're available 24/7, because, at the end of the day, we work for you. As one of only three attorneys in all of Texas to be Board Certified in DWI Defense by NCDD and in Criminal Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization, my clients can count on specialized, expert representation that most firms simply can’t deliver.”

What to expect?

Thiessen Law Firm. Well-known for both award winning Houston DWI Lawyers and aggressive trial-tested criminal defense techniques, we fight like no other, for your DWI case. Our trial attorneys not only fight for positive results, we also care deeply about the overall well-being of our clients.

Why Choose Thiessen Law Firm?

  • Proven Houston DWI Lawyer
  • Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Board Certified in Criminal Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified in DWI Defense Law by NCDD
  • ACS/CHAL Lawyer Scientist
  • The ONLY DWI lawyer to be selected to Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas (2019 & 2021) and Houston (2017-2021)
  • Free DWI & Criminal Case Evaluation
  • No Hourly Rates
  • 24/7 Accessibility
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Houston DWI & trial lawyers that fight for you in Houston and all Texas counties

Our Houston DWI Attorneys always fight our hardest. We tell the truth about your DWI or DUI case, and facts take precedence over promises. We hold honesty and virtue in highest regard and it is the foundation of ensuring your DWI or criminal defense case ends with a satisfying, positive outcome.

When you get a Houston DWI, DUI or other criminal charge in Harris County, your life is changed, no matter the verdict. At Thiessen Law Firm, you will be represented by a Houston DWI lawyer who will ensure you’re able to continue on with the life you want. You’ll never feel forced into taking a deal that you don’t want, or accepting terms you don’t fully understand. Mark Thiessen isn’t just a top Houston DWI lawyer. He’s also recognized as an ACS CHAL Lawyer-Scientist for his efforts to understand the science and technology behind DWI testing. This investment in his education and training provides clients with the knowledge needed to fight for their rights effectively and fairly.

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Jurors find woman not guilty of intoxication manslaughter in fatal West Lubbock crash

The defense attorney for a 23-year-old woman said a flawed Lubbock police crash investigation provided enough reasonable doubt for a 12-member jury to find his client not guilty in a fatal 2014 West Lubbock wreck.

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Speaking Engagements

As Houston’s DWI Super Lawyer, Mark Thiessen has consistently set high standards in his field since establishing his firm. His scientific investigation process & comprehensive list of victories has brought him to the forefront of national recognition as he is sought by industry leaders & legal organizations to deliver trial strategy seminars.

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State Bar of Texas – Firearms Law

Trial Strategy and Cross Exam of Arresting Officer

Happy Clients

Fantastic Lawyer

I would HIGHLY recommend hiring Mark Thiessen as your attorney for any criminal case that you have received in the Harris County area. He is extremely knowledgeable of the court system and what actions can be taken pre-trial in order to have the best outcome at your court date. I was put on probation for a DWI a year previous to hiring Mark as my attorney. I failed to complete the requirements in order to get off of probation. My probation was revoked and sent back to the courts. That's when I hired Mark. He told me to go complete the rest of the requirements for probation and get myself a court date. When we got to court he persuaded the judge not only to dismiss my probation, but dismiss it successfully. In court he made small talk with the judge and prosecutor which told me that he k...

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DWI Client

You Cannot Compare Anybody with Mr.Mark!

I was accused by my own wife. It was a painful incident happened in my life. She said to the police that I was threatening to kill her and beaten her. She did this to be because she was looking for lot of money from me and I couldn’t give her the money. She was so bad that she even made proofs with the doctors. There was witness from Doctors and nurses and even some voice recordings. She allowed the doctors and nurses even to record our loud conversions. There were lot of accuses on me and the case was very strong. But in front of Mark nothing can stand. I had just two resets and the time. The first one was just a day adjustment and the next one was just 2 weeks. On the second reset, I went to the court and heard shocking news. My wife again called the court and said that I was threa...

I couldn’t have gone with a better law firm

I have to start off by saying how thankful I am that my case was dismissed. I never thought I would need a criminal lawyer but life happens. Mark kept me informed during the entire process. My case was rescheduled a few times, which was incredibly frustrating, but Mark kept calm. He had a game plan from start to finish. I couldn't have gone with a better law firm.

My case is now dismissed and I can finally put this all behind me.

I am a professional business leader part of a Fortune 1,000 company. A year and a half ago my mother has just diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. At 8 pm on a Thursday night my stepdad called and told me that she had been rushed to the medical center. I made a terrible decision!! To get in my car to be there for my mother. I was pulled over and charged with Driving while intoxication. Never being faced with anything like this, I did not where to turn for help. I called a friend that had gone through something very similar in the past and she without hesitation told me to call Mark, she gave me his cell phone number and within 24 hours I was sitting in his office. He was very honest and sympathetic to my situation. He took my case and we went through the process. He always t...

The BEST Attorney in Harris County and Probably One of the Best in the Nation

Mark Thiessen is by far the BEST attorney in Harris County and probably one of the best in the nation. His firm is extremely polite and professional. Mark and his staff were always there for me when I had questions or concerns. He was able to get my DWI dismissed in Harris County which is a huge relief. I would highly recommend Mark for any DWI or drug related case.

Martin

DWI client

One of the best criminal attorneys in Houston

Excellent. Mark is, without a doubt, not only one of the best criminal attorneys in Houston, but in this part of the country.

His knowledge of the legal system was astounding

After being arrested for a first time DWI, I felt scared, lost, and worst of all alone. I quickly started asking around and reading reviews. Time and time again the name Mark Thiessen was the main constant to every conversation or search. He, himself, called me back in less than 24-hours, set up a consultation the next day, answered all my outrageous questions patiently, and proceeded to give me an overview of how the process would play out. His knowledge of the legal system was astounding. Everyone knows DWI’s will come with a price tag as well. But I felt the price and payment plan were very reasonable, especially when your talking about your own future. You get what you pay for and WOW! I got that and even more through the process. Some people’s minds work systematically, if A happen...

Amazing, Reliable and Superb Attorney! The Great Mark Deserves 100% Marks

Mark achieved everything that I thought wasn't possible. He overcame every obstacle that the DA threw at him, approached the case with confidence, and ultimately claimed a victory for me. I am incredibly grateful for Mark Thiessen.

Mark Thiessen is a criminal defense all-star. If he can’t get you a win, nobody can.

"Simply put, Mark Thiessen is a criminal defense all-star. If he can’t get you a win, nobody can. I’ve worked with Mark and his team on two very different cases, and both times I’ve been blown away by the level of honesty, strategy, and respect that Thiessen Law Firm brings to the table. You can feel the difference the second you step in the courtroom with Mark by your side. The time he has taken to build relationships and earn respect is clear. He knows how to push the envelope while still being respectful of the system when it matters. Best of all, he knows where the “win” is, even when “not guilty” isn’t possible. He won’t send you to trial when he knows it won’t work, and he won’t just roll over and charge you for the same lame deal everyone gets. Mark and ...

I recommend Mark Thiessen

Bonjour. Je tiens à apporter ici le témoignage de mon entière satisfaction concernant l’action menée par Maitre Thiessen au cour de l’instruction préalable à mon procès devant la cour criminelle du comté de Harrys. Je me suis fait arrêté par la police et contrôlé positif à l’éthylomètre au volant. Ceci est considéré comme un crime au Texas. Après avoir passé deux jours en prison j’ai été relâché sous caution et j’ai pris contact avec Maitre Thiessen sur les conseils d’un collègue de travail. Maitre Thiessen était connu de mon collègue après une conférence qu’il avait faite au sein de l’entreprise afin d’exposer et d’expliquer les lois en vigueur au Texas auprès des expatriés. (je n’étais malheureusement pas présent le jour de cette conférence !) Pendant toute l’instruction, Mai...

Excellent Attorney to Have Represent You

Because of the seriousness of my case (serious for me), I had been researching and meeting with many different lawyers in the area. I felt like my life was unfairly ruined; I even considered pleading guilty just because it seemed the odds were against me. What made me choose Mark was not only his positive reviews and great record, but when I first met him he was confident, honest, straightforward and very knowledgeable. He definitely knows what he's doing and will fight for you. Mark will not fudge or sugarcoat the situation to you. While some people may take it as not caring, it is exactly was is needed in this type of environment. I appreciated that he was very honest and gave all the details to keep me informed throughout the entire ordeal. I ended up getting both Mark and Jed Sil...

The Best Lawyer in the Industry

I chose Mark Thiessen to represent me in a DUI / DWI case and it was the best selection/decision that I could have made. I found out about Mark through Internet search and reached out to him and his office. Upon meeting with Mark - I immediately knew that he was the right lawyer/attorney to represent me and give me the best opportunity to win my case. Mark is an expert attorney with a work ethic that is second to none. He is always available. He is a master of his craft and will give you the best opportunity to win your case. He will be prepared and he will do everything to ensure your case is won. He will actually be more knowledgable on the aspects of law, facts of the case, than the individuals that have accused you of your offense. He was highly successful in my case, even despite s...

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DWI Client

Choosing a Houston DWI Lawyer

If you or a loved one are fighting a Houston DWI, it may be tempting to search for cheap DWI lawyers in Houston, TX. Don’t gamble with your freedom and reputation, even a DWI in Texas, first offense can be life-altering.

In fact, every DWI and criminal offense is serious: DPS surcharges, intoxication manslaughter, a BWI in Houston. Look beyond a DWI lawyer in Houston and their cost, you need a Houston DWI attorney who wins.

For example, many websites may claim to be the best DWI lawyer in Texas. But how many of those DWI attorneys have beat a quadruple intoxication manslaughter charge? Thiessen Law Firm has.

In fact, our Houston DWI lawyers have beaten intoxication manslaughter charges, DWI blood tests, DWI breath tests, and have even seen successful outcomes where a client admitted to being drunk on video. In addition to being a Super Lawyer, Mark Thiessen is one of only three attorneys in the state of Texas to be Board Certified in DWI Defense by the NCDD and in Criminal Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is the only lawyer of those three to also be certified as an ACS/CHAL Lawyer-Scientist. Mark is also rated a is a 10.0 Superb Avvo-rated lawyer with 100% client satisfaction.

Don’t worry about finding a “DWI lawyer near me”, Thiessen Law Firm fights DWI in Texas, all across the state. Need a DWI Lawyer in Galveston County? The team of Houston DWI attorneys at Thiessen are ready to fight for you.

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