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Mark Thiessen

The only DWI Attorney Selected To:

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 10/10 Rating
Avvo Clients' Choice Award
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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Intoxicated Manslaughter / State v. W.C.

Galveston County 56th District

06/03/22

It was the night before Thanksgiving and our client was driving home just before midnight from a “Friendsgiving.”  Little did he know that he would meet R.S. who was also celebrating that night.  She was in the Waffle House intoxicated with her husband.  She was so intoxicated that she dropped their baby on the table while her husband was in the bathroom.  The cause the waitress to grab and protect the now screaming baby.  The husband came out and the couple got in a fight.  R.S. stumbled out of the Waffle House, alone, and began walking along the side of a highway.  Her husband thought she was just going to the car.  When she wasn’t there he went to look for her.  At the bridge, there was no sidewalk, but there was a shoulder just as wide as a sidewalk.  R.S. was 4x the legal limit and walking with her back to traffic in the middle of the lane of traffic on a dark unlit bridge.  RS was wearing all black.  Our client never even saw her.  The accident reconstructionist educated the jury on reaction times are delayed at night and also when you are not expecting to see that in the road.  The League City police department tried to make their own recreation by 2 officers driving in the same make of car and one yelling when he could see the person and the other would see where they were compared to buildings on the side of the street.  And then measure the distance.  This was a highly flawed test not just because of the errors in transmitting voice to ear to sight for distance measurement, but also because they knew and were expecting to see someone in the middle of the road.  Out clients front wind shield was shattered but there was no blood, or anything that looked like he hit a person.  There was a yellow deer crossing sign right at the bridge too.  Our client panicked a bit and called his fiancé.  It took him 4 minutes but he stopped on his own.  However, he did not realize an off duty officer was close by and saw the hit and followed and blocked him in.  The client testified he was scared and pulled over and was going back.  The jury took a long time in deliberations and rightfully found our client Not Guilty of Intoxicated Manslaughter.  They said any alleged intoxication on his part was not the cause of this poor girls death.  Unfortunately, she was 4x the legal limit and walking in the middle of a highway.  This accident was unavoidable and she put herself in that deadly position.  The Jury then convicted our client of failing to return to the scene where he should have known that a death may have occurred.  He was convicted of Failing to Stop and Render Aid.  While I trust my client was going back, and there is no definition on how far you are allowed to go before you stop and return, I understand and respect that juries verdict.  They can all sleep well knowing they followed the law on a very tough and tragic case.  It was a very emotional case on both sides.  Thank you to that jury for standing true to your doubts and following the law in this case.

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Mark Thiessen

Mark Thiessen

Houston DWI Lawyer, Criminal & Civil Trial Defense Attorney

“I’m a 4x 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 & 2022) and Houston (2017-2022)
  • 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.

Houston, TX

TCDLA 30th Annual Top Gun

Beating Blood and Breath Through the Officer

San Francisco, CA

California Defense Lawyers Assoc.; 2022 Annual Kuwatch Conference

Top 10 DWI Trial Tactics

Houston, TX

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (HCIFS); 2022 Topics in Forensic Science (TIFS) Conference

Defense Perspectives in DUI/D Litigation

Happy Clients

In one word – Fantastic

I am in my late forties and was in a bit of legal trouble for the first time in my life. It is a very stressful time for somebody who is going thru this first time. First the arrest then going through the booking process and finally spending 8-9 hours waiting to be released. Once I got out I started my research on what to do to minimize the impact. My charge was failure to ID to a police officer (a class B misdemeanor - lets just say I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and when an officer showed up i panicked and did not want to give my ID in front of people who were being questioned for possession of drugs. Anyway i got a few references of lawyers and started going and meeting the lawyers and also doing internet research on them as well as on my pending charge. Since this wa...

It was the best decision I could have made

I'm a lawyer. I made a mistake one night and was arrested for suspicion of DWI. As a lawyer, it's extremely difficult to trust your case to another lawyer. It's ingrained in your bones to want to be in control, but you can't because no matter what you've read on the internet or seen on TV, you don't know that area of law, or the criminal judges, or the prosecutors, and the reality is all of that really matters. You have to find an attorney you can trust to protect your interests. Mark was the first and only lawyer I called to handle my DWI case, and it was the best decision I could have made. He and his team exceeded all of my expectations in getting both my ALR and DWI dismissed. I went to him because of his reputation among lawyers at being the best at what he does, and I wasn't disap...

I knew within 10 seconds after meeting Mark that he was going to be the attorney representing me in my case.

If you do not hire Mark Thiessen to represent you in your DWI case, then you will be making a huge mistake that could personally and professionally follow you around for the rest of your life. I aggressively shopped law firms online and interviewed numerous attorneys before I met with Mark. I knew within 10 seconds after meeting Mark that he was going to be the attorney representing me in my case. Mark is a very knowledgeable, tough, no nonsense kind of guy. I cannot begin to tell you how important this is because the legal process is a tough roller coaster ride that will beat you down. Knowing that Mark was watching my back thru the process was a huge help beyond any description. Even with Mark leading the charge, I honestly thought my chances of receiving anything less than a fu...

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...

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...

Thank you, Mark, for saving my career

"I’m in medical sales, so when I was wrongly accused and my career was on the line, I called the best: Mark Thiessen. Mark came highly referred to me from my friends. After reading his reviews on line and meeting him in his office, I knew I could trust Mark to fight for me. Every time he walks in the court the DAs, Judge and staff all greet him. I was honestly proud that was my lawyer when he came in. I had a very complex case with some tough issues, but Mark didn’t give up. He told me: if they want to label you a criminal and cost you your career, they can find you guilty over my dead body. We set it for trial and Mark showed up very ready. The State actually dismissed my case before trial. I was so excited but, I kind of wanted to see Mark in trial. The guy is a...

They turned what seemed like an impossible case into something with an unexpectedly amazing outcome

The Thiessen Law Firm is a top firm with excellent attorneys. They work with criminal law, personal injury law, and family law. They are ranked one of the top law firms in Houston for a reason. Mark Thiessen is a very knowledgeable, honest, and trustworthy attorney. He and his associates work very hard, and are readily available anytime you need them. They fight for their clients yet maintain a polite and respectable manner in the courtroom. For me, they turned what seemed like an impossible case into something with an unexpectedly amazing outcome. I would highly recommend Mark Thiessen and the Thiessen Law Firm to anyone who is looking for trusted and diligent legal representation

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...

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.

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 ...

This is the only lawyer you should choose for your peace of mind

Good evening, it took me a long time but finally I can actually express the sentiments I felt from the beginning of my nightmare to the end of it with leaps of joy. This is not a paid comment or was I ever asked to do it, from the beginning where you feel like the whole world is dark and you don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel, everyone at the Thiessen Law Firm welcomed me and my family but most importantly they were clear in their answers to the many questions I had. Never doubted on a positive outcome as I could see their expertise and the way they would be relaxed and calm on going about their business as if you were watching a perfectly synced movie! Ultimately Mr. Thiessen, Mr. Denuna and Ms. Bedru, all came through for my case and the most incredible thing was ha...

If You Want a GREAT Lawyer, Mark Thiessen is Your Man

I found Mark Thiessen through several of my friends. I was having serious issues with the lawyer I had at the time. He kept telling me I was going to jail when I had done nothing. He did not believe me, and I believe he was gonna have me put in jail and not fight for my innocence. From the moment I met Mark Thiessen, I knew he was going to do everything for me to keep me from that horrid jail. I was not allowed to leave my county. He drove all the way up to The Woodlands to meet me at Starbucks to speak on my case. He got all the charges against me dropped within minutes. He's truly the best lawyer. He has a lot of respect from his piers including the judge that actually told me I was very lucky to have such a great lawyer. And trust me, I know I was lucky to have found him, and that is...

Michelle

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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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