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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.
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
State Bar of Texas, 2003
United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2004
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 2010
United States Supreme Court, 2010
The Thiessen Law Firm
Owner: July 2011 - Present
Practice focuses on:
Trichter & Murphy, P.C.,
Associate: January 2006 - July 2011
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Brown Sims, P.C.,
Associate April 2005 - January 2006
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Bell, Ryniker, Letourneau & Nork ,
Associate September 2003 - April 2005
Intern January 2003 - August 2003
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Really good presentation.
Excellent, practical delivery!
Fantastic lecture. Great practical advice.
This was the best LL video I have seen.
Excellent presentation. One of the best and most practical offered by Lawline!
Very well done and very informative
Really Really good. I enjoyed it. I will reach out to him for advise.
Great lessons in trial strategy
Very good presentation. He shows what a good lawyer can do by knowing his subject matter.
Unfortunately, many of the tactics would not pass objection from the prosecution. Might actually turn the jury off if that many objections were made
best one i've seen yet
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!
Best speaker yet - great enjoyed it a lot.
One of the best presentations with so much substance, Excellent!
Mark is a great lawyer and a great course presenter. Keep using this guy.
Fabulous course and lecturer
Good - talked pretty fast
This guy was GREAT!
Passionate. Texas has to do better.
Superb presentation. I wish all these courses were as informative.
One of the best presentations.
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.
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
Really effective course
This is great presentation.
This speaker is phenomenal.
this was awesome
Great! Will have to see it again.
This guy is great!
One of the best yet. I will listen to again.
Need more time! This guy is great!
Really well presented,
This is the best presentation I have seen on here.
Please get more from Mark. This is one of the best presentations on LawLine.
Excellent presentation. Makes me proud to be a Texian. I feel like I can definite beat the Standard Sobriety Test. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks. What an open, valuable presentation. This lawyer is passionate.
This program was tremendously informative.
One of the most interesting CLEs I've heard. Mr. Thiesen is an extremely compelling speaker.
Great presentation of very interesting and informative material!
This is the best speaker I have seen so far. Extremely informative and engaging.
detailed and informative and very helpful
Fantastic speaker. GREAT information
An excellent course. Very helpful.
Great lecture, worth watching again and again...
great tricks that have been overlooked..
best one I have seen
Always a Great Instructor!
I'd hire him in a heartbeat. What a great presentation.
Excellent speaker, really knows the subject matter very well!
Absolutely great presentation. The best so far I have seen.
Great class, great speaker, really knew his stuff.
Very helpful information
Great information and great presentation.
I'm not a trial lawyer, but would feel confident using these tactics should I have the opportunity.
personable and interesting speaker.
Well done and interesting
Excellent seminar! Mark is extremely knowledgeable and highly entertaining.
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?
Really enjoyed this video. Very interesting!
Very informative and well presented!
I like his energy, enthusiasm, and wiliness to share his material. Most informative.
Excellent program with succinct and practical advice. Thank you for making this available to me.
This was the best course I have ever taken.
practical and useful
One of the best speakers on lawline.
Very interesting and helpful.
terrific communicator and smart
Really, very well done. Theiessen obviously passionate re this subject & perceived Govt. overreach, which is shown by his knowledge and creativity.
Very good program.
This guy is the best I've seen on Lawline. Top notch presentation on very practical topics
The best program so far.
Great course! I highly recommend all of Mr. Thiessen's courses for any lawyer who might have to handle a DWI/DUI case someday.
Great Course. Really, really good.
Truly champion presentation.
outstanding will watch again
Could have listened to more from this presenter and on this topic. The hour went by quickly.
Great CLE program!
Awesome presentation! Great information and knowledge!
This was one of the more engaging seminars I've watched. Great job.
Great practice tips.
Mark has a good defense strategy and knows how to bring home a theme in a DWI case.
Just as informative as his blood testing segment
Very personable speaker. Lots of helpful information in a short timeframe.
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.
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