Searching for a Houston intoxication manslaughter lawyer? Odds are, you need to make some tough decisions very quickly. Know that as you read this, the prosecutor is working with law enforcement to build their case against you. Mark Thiessen is among approximately 0.1% of attorneys who have won Intoxication Manslaughter trials.
What Other Lawyers Won’t Tell You
Choose your attorney carefully. Did you know very few Houston DWI lawyers have successfully tried intoxication manslaughter cases? Don’t be fooled by loud billboards or glossy commercials. At Thiessen Law Firm, we win.
Sure, there are tons of attorneys out there who know the law and practice it, but it takes a special kind of defense attorney to actually WIN a case in the District Court. The simple fact is that not every Houston attorney knows how to beat a DWI, much less intoxication manslaughter charges.
To learn more about how Thiessen Law Firm can help you, call (713) 864-9000. Your initial consultation is free.
How to Choose a Houston Intoxication Manslaughter Lawyer
Do your search carefully, yet quickly. Does this attorney have a track record of beating charges of intoxication manslaughter in Houston or Texas?
While intoxication manslaughter cases do not occur often, we have successfully tried DWI cases just like yours. Read About Our Recent Case in the Media: Not Guilty, Quadruple Intoxicated Manslaughter.
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Fighting Intoxicated Manslaughter Charges in Houston, TX
Why does selecting the best attorney matter so much? In Texas, a first-conviction DWI charge alone can put you $2,000 in the hole and take away your driver’s license for up to one year. Meaning if you are being accused of intoxication manslaughter, you had better get a strong team to stand behind you—one that will fight for you and your freedom. An intoxicated manslaughter conviction is at least 2 years, up to 20 years, in prison and a $10,000 fine for each fatality. The Judge can stack the sentences.
Further, if you’ve been charged with intoxication manslaughter in Houston you need to know what the stakes are here. Intoxication manslaughter charges are taken much more seriously — and rightfully so.
In Texas, intoxicated manslaughter charges are classified as second-degree felonies. That means defendants can be charged with the following:
- Fines that reach up to $10,000
- Prison sentences that range between 2 and 20 years
- 240 hours of community service with room for an additional 800 hours at the State’s discretion
If the penalties listed above weren’t enough, other factors can quickly snowball against you. For example, facing a DWI second offense, or already being on DWI probation could quickly bring enhanced charges against you. In fact, there are some legislators that are pushing to make life in prison a potential penalty for intoxication manslaughter in Texas.
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There are two crucial characteristics that set us apart from other Houston intoxication manslaughter lawyers. First, Mark Thiessen is one of the only defense attorneys that has the title of Lawyer-Scientist and is Board Certified in DUI Law by the DUI Defense Lawyers Association.
That means he is not only trained extensively in the court of law, but also in scientific approaches to examining — and finding scientific flaws — in evidence. It’s no secret that the technologies that law enforcement is using to convict people with DWI and intoxication manslaughter charges are outdated and faulty at best.
Mark has extensive training in scientific approaches that have won some of Houston’s most famous intoxication manslaughter defense cases, including a case that acquitted on not one, not two, not three, but FOUR counts of intoxicated manslaughter.
So what’s next? If you find yourself accused of intoxicated manslaughter, you know what to do. Contact us online or call (713) 864-9000. We’ll start fighting for your freedom and reputation immediately.