11 Essential Texas DWI Trial Tactics

Production Date: June 20, 2014 Practice Areas: Litigation Estimated Length: 3668 minutes


$ 59 Litigation In Stock

We, the Jury, find the Defendant “Not Guilty.” Makes your hair stand on end, drops the weight from your shoulders, and weakens your knees. No sweeter words are ever heard by a criminal defense attorney standing shoulder to shoulder with their client. "Not Guilty" verdicts are difficult to attain in Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) cases due to anti-DWI propaganda, tragic DWI consequences, and a cultural bias against alcoholism and DWI. In this presentation, Attorney Mark Thiessen takes you through 11 essential tactics to optimize your chances of obtaining a "Not Guilty" verdict in Texas. 


Learning Objectives:

I.    Understand how to portray your client

II.   Recognize the legal standards

III.  Identify lapses in the drug testing process

IV.  Handle a clear and concise DWI case

Luke W.
New York, NY

Just wow!

Jacob B.
Dallas, TX

Fantastic lecture. Great practical advice.

Christopher B.
Houston, TX

This was the best LL video I have seen.

Daniel S.
Spring, TX

Excellent presentation. One of the best and most practical offered by Lawline!

K S.
College Station, TX

Very well done and very informative

Henry F.
Austin, TX

Tremendous presentation.

Alex M.
Houston, TX

Really Really good. I enjoyed it. I will reach out to him for advise.

Arne S.
Georgetown, TX

Great lawyer!

Robert E.
Spring, TX

Great lessons in trial strategy

James P.
Dallas, TX

Very good presentation. He shows what a good lawyer can do by knowing his subject matter.

Kerry S.
Bandera, TX

Unfortunately, many of the tactics would not pass objection from the prosecution. Might actually turn the jury off if that many objections were made

Tracy G.
Houston, TX


Robert W.
Dallas, TX

best one i've seen yet

Patricia L.
San Antonio, TX

Mark is the best presenter I've seen yet on trial tactics - I look forward to all of his courses and hope he gives one on just on jury voir dire!

Louis M.
Houston, TX


kay M.
Houston, TX

Best speaker yet - great enjoyed it a lot.

Rebekah D.
Dallas, TX

Thank you

Alonzo G.
McAllen, TX

One of the best presentations with so much substance, Excellent!

William H.
Conroe, TX

Mark is a great lawyer and a great course presenter. Keep using this guy.

Michael D.
Sherman, TX

Fabulous course and lecturer

Cody M.
Richardson, TX

Great job.

Jonathan E.
Jackson, MS

Great CLE!

Charles C.
Brady, TX

Good - talked pretty fast

Heriberto M.
Harlingen, TX

This guy was GREAT!

Maxwell Z.
Houston, TX

Passionate. Texas has to do better.

William D.
Austin, TX

Great information

willard b.
Houston, TX

Superb presentation. I wish all these courses were as informative.

Ronald F.
Pottsboro, TX

One of the best presentations.

Christopher S.
El Segundo, CA

I'm a corporate transactional lawyer. That was about the best presentation I've ever seen on Lawline. Nice to know there are real lawyers out there who look and sound like they just came out of central casting for Law & Order.

Charles H.
Dallas, TX

BEST OF THE BEST, NEED START SYSTEM LIKE NETFLIX WHICH HAS 5 STARTS AS BEST THIS WAS A 8 OR 9. When go to Houston and fight, I will get Mark to represent to prevent the sound of the Midnight express shining its ever loving light on me. Kudos

Ronald H.

Really effective course

Jane C.
Grand Prairie, TX

This is great presentation.

Alberto V.
San Antonio, TX

This speaker is phenomenal.

Dalinda G.
Edinburg, TX

this was awesome

Max S.
Sioux Falls, SD

Absolutely excellent.

John W.
Houston, TX

good course

Mark F.
Dallas, TX

Great! Will have to see it again.

Paul G.
Portland, OR

This guy is great!

Boe B.
Houston, TX

One of the best yet. I will listen to again.

Harold D.
Alexandria, VA


Jenny P.
Crandall, TX

Need more time! This guy is great!

Harrison F.
Houston, TX

Really well presented,

Daniel U.
Pleasanton, TX

This is the best presentation I have seen on here.

Dax G.
Round Rock, TX

Please get more from Mark. This is one of the best presentations on LawLine.

Clute, TX

Excellent presentation. Makes me proud to be a Texian. I feel like I can definite beat the Standard Sobriety Test. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia S.
Dallas, TX

great speaker

William R.
Dallas, TX

Thanks. What an open, valuable presentation. This lawyer is passionate.

John V. G.
Hunt, TX


Peter L.
Austin, TX

This program was tremendously informative.

Joseph W.
Waco, TX

very good

Stephen M.
Tyler, TX

One of the most interesting CLEs I've heard. Mr. Thiesen is an extremely compelling speaker.

Floyd L.
San Antonio, TX


Kristi R.
Rosenberg, TX

Great presentation of very interesting and informative material!

P Brook S.
San Antonio, TX

This is the best speaker I have seen so far. Extremely informative and engaging.

wesley w.
Houston, TX

Great info

Richard L.
Austin, TX

detailed and informative and very helpful

Sandra L.
Georgetown, TX


Allen T.
Missouri City, TX

Fantastic speaker. GREAT information

Lynn M.
Houston, TX


Nancy J.
Pattonville, TX


Melissa R.
Dallas, TX

An excellent course. Very helpful.

Melissa Y.
Frisco, TX

Excellent presentation

Roger F.
Richardson, TX

Great lecture, worth watching again and again...

Robert J.
San Antonio, TX

Well Done

Armando M G.
Edinburg, TX

great tricks that have been overlooked..

Juan G.
Rio Grande City, TX


Bill B.
Dallas, TX

Great presentation

Rod H.
Lubbock, TX

best one I have seen

George N.
Dallas, TX

Excellent course

William S.
Arlington, TX

Always a Great Instructor!

J. David G.
Colleyville, TX

I'd hire him in a heartbeat. What a great presentation.

Joel H.
Oklahoma City, OK

Excellent speaker, really knows the subject matter very well!

Charles F.
Amarillo, TX

Absolutely great presentation. The best so far I have seen.

erica r.
Fort Worth, TX

Great class, great speaker, really knew his stuff.

Jennifer G.
Humble, TX

Really good

Rachel W.
Albuquerque, NM

Very helpful information

Larry B B.
Willow Park, TX

Well done.

Brian H.
The Colony, TX

Awesome presentation

Colleen M.
Fort Worth, TX

Great information and great presentation.

Matt M.
Conroe, TX

I'm not a trial lawyer, but would feel confident using these tactics should I have the opportunity.

Janet G.
Cedar Park, TX

personable and interesting speaker.

Matthew T.
New York, NY

Well done and interesting

stacey K.
Spring, TX

Excellent seminar! Mark is extremely knowledgeable and highly entertaining.

Charles D. J.
Houston, TX

The speaker demonstrated the power of specializing in one area of criminal defense law as opposed to being a general practitioner in criminal defense work. What a luxury?

Klint R.
Royse City, TX

Really enjoyed this video. Very interesting!

Russell W.
Dripping Springs, TX

great job

Derek B.
Oakton, VA

Excellent course.

Howard H.
Farmers Branch, TX

good speaker

Alfred M.
Houston, TX


eric b.
Stafford, TX

Very informative and well presented!

brandon w.
dallas, TX

Best presenter.

Eduardo L.
El Paso, TX

I like his energy, enthusiasm, and wiliness to share his material. Most informative.

pablo b.
San Antonio, TX

good stuff!

Joshua R.
Bloomington, IN


Shelley F.
san antonio, TX

excellent, energetic

Cindy W.
Dallas, TX

Excellent program with succinct and practical advice. Thank you for making this available to me.

Monique W.
DeSoto, TX

Very informative!!

Nicholas V.
Jackson, WY

This was the best course I have ever taken.

carla h.
dallas, TX

practical and useful

Adam B.
Burleson, TX

One of the best speakers on lawline.

Reed B.
Pasadena, TX

Very interesting and helpful.

mark m.
dallas, TX

terrific communicator and smart

James O.
Fort Worth, TX

Really, very well done. Theiessen obviously passionate re this subject & perceived Govt. overreach, which is shown by his knowledge and creativity.

Ray H.
Galveston, TX


Ronald S.
Prairie View, TX

Very good program.

Donald F.
Arlington, TX

This guy is the best I've seen on Lawline. Top notch presentation on very practical topics

Patricia D.
Mabank, TX


Burl J.
Hutto, TX


Kathleen C.
Baton Rouge, LA

The best program so far.

David J.
Camp Hill, PA

Great course! I highly recommend all of Mr. Thiessen's courses for any lawyer who might have to handle a DWI/DUI case someday.

Jason B.
Houston, TX

Great Speaker!

Robert A.
Austin, TX

Great Course. Really, really good.

Zachary M.
Austin, TX

Truly champion presentation.

Edinburg, TX

Excellent course!

Otis C.
Cleveland, TX

Great stuff!

Bobby D.
Houston, TX

Very interesting.

Christopher Y.
San Antonio, TX

Absolutely outstanding!

Bart C.
New Boston, TX

outstanding will watch again

David M.
Jonesboro, GA

Wonderful tips.

Phillip C.
Houston, TX

Could have listened to more from this presenter and on this topic. The hour went by quickly.

Raymond W.
Fredericksburg, TX

Great CLE program!

Jack B.
Houston, TX

Awesome presentation! Great information and knowledge!

William S.
Houston, TX

This was one of the more engaging seminars I've watched. Great job.

John H.
San Antonio, TX

Great practice tips.

Rick Y.
Austin, TX

excellent course

Fabian G.
Edinburg, TX

Mark has a good defense strategy and knows how to bring home a theme in a DWI case.

Peter S.
Austin, TX

Just as informative as his blood testing segment

Beverly R.
Austin, TX

Very personable speaker. Lots of helpful information in a short timeframe.

Alexis K.
Houston, TX

I would hire Mark in a minute--he is such an advocate for his clients. I hope there is never the need though for my DWI representation.