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State v. P.I.

Harris #13

9/10/19

Attorney: Mark Thiessen

.215 BREATH TEST!! For 19 months and 13 days we fought for this client’s freedom. And I have known this client for 20 years so it was a very emotional trial. While I don’t want a friend to go anywhere else because I know no one will care for them better, it’s hard having their freedom and future in your hands. Client is a local restaurant and bar owner. One morning at 3am after closing one of his bars he was pulled over doing 85mph on I10. He pulled over safely and timely. The officer stated that he smelled alcohol, because client admitted to consuming 5 drinks over his 15 hour shift, with the last drink being with his team as they closed up for the night. The client was cooperative, polite and coherent the entire time. He looked normal on his field sobriety tests. We knew the number was off due to calibration records and our expert was ready to testify as such. However, she did not have to because the officer violated the 15 minute observation period prior to administering the breath test. The technical supervisor admitted this was a violation of the Texas Administrative code that requires strict compliance. As such, the result and slip were properly suppressed by Judge Rodriguez according to TCCP 38.23: Texas’ Exclusionary Rule. At this point we thought he ADA would honor his gentleman’s agreement that he made prior to trial to dismiss the case if the breath test was suppressed. Prior to trial he admitted that he did not have much of a case without the breath test. Keep in mind for weeks I had heard this ADA was excited about our trial and an opportunity to try a case against me. I even told him I heard that prior to our agreement. He promised he was only out for justice and not trial experience and would do the right thing. Well when push came to shove, he reneged on our deal and refused to dismiss. My intern even heard the Pre-Trial discussion. The Judge and entire court heard my tirade against the ADA for his lack of character. After an hour lunch he said I could complain to his boss. I told him, I didn’t need his boss doing the right thing, it was his character that I will never trust again and told him to get back in the court and finish closing this case. Thankfully the jury held the State to their burden and returned a swift two word verdict. They agreed the State failed to exclude any and all reasonable doubt, as outlined in their jury charge, and they had tons of doubt. They also agreed the client appeared normal on the standard field sobriety tests after hearing how meticulous the tests were. It was a sigh of relief to return the client to his daughter without being labeled a criminal. Thank you to the Jury for remaining true to your doubts and holding the State to their burden. Thank you to the Judge for running a fair and just trial. And thanks to God for bringing all these pieces together at the right times. Justice is never served by risking a person’s freedom and good name by trying a weak case just so a DA can get trial experience. His name and reputation is forever tarnished in my book.

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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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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 some of the alleged facts not being in my favor. We won the case and all charges were dropped. Thanks Mark!

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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.

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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 the gods honest truth. If you want a GREAT lawyer, Mark Thiessen is your man.

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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 knew them and had a good relationship with them. Which was not the case for other attorneys that went in front of this judge. Again you can’t go wrong hiring Mark. He is great attorney and great person.

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