Testimonials

The Best of the Best, Hands Down The Most Professionally Aggressive DWI Attorney In Dallas!

After being charged with a 1st time DWI, I was in a state of disarray and confusion on what to do or who to consult in the situation. I didn’t know where to begin but after explaining the situation to a fellow co-worker, I was referred by my co-worker to Mark and scheduled a meeting to have him review the information pertaining to the accused offense. I had heard from other people to go to a few attorneys to see what each one would offer but I decided that after the first meeting with Mark that I would be wasting my time to even fathom using anyone else besides Mark for my DWI defense attorney. Within the first 2 minutes of explaining my very unusual case of being pulled over by a Texas Highway Patrolman on the Dallas North Tollway because of an anonymous call from an unknown source made to the North Texas Tollway Authority about a domestic dispute that supposedly involved myself and my girlfriend, which was a complete fabrication and simply a complete lie from the anonymous caller. This of course prompted the TXHP to initiate a stop without one traffic violation committed on my part. Now as you can imagine, I was furious about the entire situation of being pulled over because I felt like I was being wrongly accused from the very beginning. At this point of explaining to Mark, he told me that the arresting officer had zero probable cause from an anonymous call to initiate a traffic stop and that I was correct in refusing the field sobriety tests, which turned into an automatic arrest charge of DWI. At this point, very candidly let the arresting officer know exactly what I felt about her and her “supposed” probable cause for not just pulling me over but also for even questioning me on the situation. Let’s just say that it was very R Rated to say the least. After reviewing the video with Mark, he reassured me of how it didn’t matter what was said to the officer nor what the magistrate ordered blood results would reveal. This approach of being calm and professional by letting Mark expose the states’ case against me made me feel like I couldn’t have been referred to a better attorney than Mark Lassiter. The quote from Mark I will always remember is “Just go about your daily regular life and don’t worry about it because he would take care of it” and of course this quote at the time seemed like a hard sale but turned out to be the absolute 100 percent truth. Mark ended up being persistent and navigating through the reassignment of at least 5 different prosecutors explaining my case and after 10 long months he presented me with the notarized dismissal paperwork of my case completely due to the hard work and persistence of Mark explaining that the stop was unjustified. This result solidified keeping my job and avoiding any additional ramifications that would have stuck with me forever. I would and will recommend Mark to anyone having to deal with a DWI offense or any other criminal matter in the future because there is no one better.

Thanks again Mark.

– Kyle – DWI client

When my family was faced with a serious legal matter, I contacted a number of popular and high profile attorneys. I was told that this case had no precedence and could not be won. As a result, my families hope for an appeal became grim. Attorney Mark Lassiter returned my call promptly and restored my hope in justice. He was upfront and honest about the legal prognosis and informed me that this case would be tough. However, he stated he understood the merits and would do his best in representing my family. I hired him and within days he had a new hearing scheduled and assembled my family at his office to review the facts, and initiate a defense. The expertise and guidance he showed during preparation for this case was very reassuring and it gave us that glimmer of hope we so desperately wanted to grab onto. He remained optimistic and responsive during the days prior to the hearing. He was in constant communication by either email or phone and I never felt like this was just “another case” for him. He was extremely inclusive about his plans and explained the law in great detail, yet in its simplest form of comprehension. I am pleased to say that his brilliant legal strategy, mixed with professionalism and compassion, paid off and score a victory that ALL the brilliant legal minds said could not be won.

You know when you seek medical care; you put your life in the hands of doctors. You want someone to fight for you as they would fight for themselves. The same occurs with an attorney and Mark is definitely someone that will fight for you.
– Dr. Patrick W.

In need of legal representation, we researched qualified attorneys in the Dallas Area.

At our initial consultation with Mark Lassiter, he discussed his fees, plan of action, and potential outcomes of the case. We found him to be not just competent, but detail-oriented and thorough. His knowledge of the law and court proceedings was comforting.

Mark Lassiter kept us informed of progress, and was able to resolve the case as quickly as possible. Through his diligence, we got the best possible outcome.

We would highly recommend his services to anyone who asks.
– Bob and Jill

I found information regarding Mark by searching the web while in Illinois and my son was needing representation in Tarrant County Texas. Mark returned every single call I made, and every email I sent. I believe that Mark is a fair and honest and will try to do what is best for who he represents.
– Glenn

I had never been in trouble with the law. I had no idea who to call or what to do and I was certain this was going to hang over me the rest of my life. Mark took care of everything. From the first conversation he put my mind at ease and assured me everything was going to be OK…and he was right. He literally made it GO AWAY! Thank goodness. Now, that one moment of my life will not ever define who or what I am.
– Steph

I’ve finally found a lawyer I can count on.
– Cody B.

I switched from my original lawyer to you because you made sure I understood the entire process.
– Amanda H.

My family and I will always be indebted to you.
– Lisa L.

You were able to help me win my case when I didn’t think anybody could.
– Roger C.

I would never use or recommend anyone else for anybody else for a criminal manner.
– Cory M.

Unless you are already a petty criminal with countless B and C misdemeanors and a misdemeanor A pending, a DWI charge might not really matter much – for all the others counts: Fight it with all you got – get the best professional to your side you can find!

Why should you? A simple google search “Texas DWI penalties” will give you an idea what you are looking at: prison, probation, fines, classes, ignition interlock, insurance rate skyrockets and a criminal record for life (yes – this can happen even for a first time DWI in Texas)
Now if you read until this point you probably are charged with a DWI (or simply board) and you are shopping for a lawyer – so some basic guidance:

a) Same as in real life: You want to be surrounded by people who know what they are talking about. Nobody likes people who constantly brag around, through around the usual business buzz words which doesn’t mean anything. So: Get somebody who is specialized in this field, means if 50% or more of his work is in the field of defending DWI’s that’s probably a good indicator

– Mark is one of them – talk to him you will see!

b) Educate yourself – thanks to a wonderful innovation by DARPA (which you are using in this moment) you can read all about it: What happened the night before, what’s a SFT, what is a legal stop, how does an Intoxilyzer 5000 work and what flaws does it have, possible plea bargain options (not so tempting ones in TX anyway) – read the stuff, it’s out there and discuss it with your attorney – if he doesn’t want or can’t answer your questions, that’s a pretty good indicator that your sitting in the wrong office, run!

– Mark WILL answer your questions – and I’m convinced you cannot surprise him with a question in your case that he can’t answer or will find an answer for you!

c) Your lawyer should – more or less – from the beginning be willing to take your case to Trial, all the way. What do you have to lose? If you are a BAC 0.28 candidate and you plea it down to a misdemeanor B it technically looks better on paper – but it will still follow you for life (most employers wouldn’t even consider the difference or know it – a DWI is a DWI…)
If you are a BAC 0.09 candidate your chances are even better – (did you know the Intoxilyzer 5000 gives himself a +-0.02 calibration margin? What now, is a BAC 0.09 and hour after driving now under the legal limit? Guess what, the state will state “off course NOT! The magic machine proved he’s Intoxicated and guilty!” That’s why you need a lawyer on your side who is willing to take it to trial!

– Mark is a trial lawyer – those people don’t want to plea out, they need the courtroom as their stage, that’s what they love to do, that’s what they are good at – so let him do it for you!

d) Money / Costs – completely neglect. This is not the time for price comparison. You are not out there to shop for new hardwood floor for your living room – you are out there to get the best possible outcome in a situation which initial will hurt you if convicted pretty bad (financially), possible cost you your job, destroy your reputation and will follow you around for the rest of your natural life.

– Mark will not overcharge you for his service, in my opinion you are getting a great deal. If you have the feeling you cannot afford a lawyer like Mark put it into perspective: if you hire a $500 lawyer and plead guilty maybe to a DWI misdemeanor B, you will pay much more over the years in court costs, classes, probation fees, DPS surcharges, insurance and and and…
But if you hire Mark, you have one of the best at your side, you have a real chance – off course Mark isn’t a magic wizard who can make everything go away in a moment’s notice, but 5,10,20 years down the road you don’t want to think “oh boy, I wish I would have fought this thing more aggressively back then…”
I was already a bit into my case when I met Mark. Mark has a can do attitude, does not try to beat around the bush and most importantly: He looks at things, tries different avenues, seeks out weaknesses in the case base on the evidence presented – if you meet him, you will have the same experience.
During our meetings we discussed alternatives and other options e.g. expert witnesses, jury trial, bench trial, plea agreement (even if he didn’t like that – Mark doesn’t want to plea, he wants to win for his clients)

And here is the outcome:

A clear acquittal – NOT GUILTY

(even better than a dismissal which technically can be reopened by the DA within the statute of limitations – if I understood that right – Not guilty means you are not guilty, case expunged – that’s the end of it!)

Mark’s services helped me to get the best possible outcome you can expect when you are charged with a (DWI / DUI) crime and I hope I will never see him again….. (under such circumstances J )
– Daniel

Dear Mr. Lassiter,

Today you saved my son’s life. When he received a DWI, it broke my heart because I knew it would be on his record forever. It would limit his options in life. He would be paying for his stupid mistake for the rest of his life. At 21 years of age he was overwhelmed with the depth of the problem he created for himself.

I decided to find him the best lawyer in Dallas, and I did. I researched lawyers for two days, and then I found you. I knew from the moment I read about you that you were the one we needed. When I met you, I knew instantly that I had complete confidence in you. Even if the result had ended with my son being guilty, I would have had peace knowing that he had had THE BEST lawyer.

Listening to you “own” the courtroom today was amazing. You told us in the morning that we only had about 25% chance to win; however, by the middle of the afternoon the case was over before the prosecutors even finished, and we won! What an incredible lawyer you are!

I will be grateful forever to you. Your work has given my son a second chance. He left the courtroom today with a whole new perspective on life…thanks to you!

Very sincerely,
Susan Ellis

dear Mark

please accept this letter on my and Susan’s behalf. there is a powerful message and testimony we would like to share with you for the first time.

for over a year the weight of what happened to Reid was heavy on our souls. at first we held great anger, resentment and disgust toward Angel (the passenger). it became evident after turning 21 the Angel has a severe alcohol problem which my son nor us fully understood. The arrest also brought us great disappointment, frustration and disheartenment toward Reid.

We have found that God often surprises us with his answers to our prayers. Prior to the arrest was had been in prayer that God help turn Reid away from selfishness, childishness and destructive ways. We prayed that God move to change him toward everlasting values and better choices in his life. We believe that God answered that prayer with the arrest. We blamed ourselves for bringing this calamity but understood it would take something this powerful to reach him. There is no doubt in our minds this ordeal has placed a permanent imprint on his soul.

during the many delays associated with this case we were able to put forgiveness in our hearts toward Angel. Also during the many delays the full weight of the case in our and Reid’s mind triggered conversations pertaining to life decisions and direction. Time allowed us the opportunity to be rid of the noise and cloudiness of our emotions. We believe this to be a part of the master plan that God was overseeing.

Only today did the full story become revealed. During this case with all the odds against us can we say without question that God was in it. How else could the series of events occurred within the judicial process that could put the opportunity in to your mind that there was a way to victory. The entire morning Susan and i were in fervent prayer even after your told us we had only a 25% chance of winning.

Grace is the receipt of a blessing that is undeserved. Reid did not deserve to win today. We all are eternally marked by the message of grace given to us and you were the instrument that brought the gift to our house. Thank you from bottom of our souls and may God bless and keep you all of your days.
– Name Redacted

Recommendation for Mark Lassiter

I am pleased to write a letter of recommendation. I highly recommend Mark Lassiter to others who are seeking such assistance.
His representation allowed me to do very little in my case. It was Mark’s proven expertise and his legal knowledge that was valuable in getting my case dismissed.
In short, I recommend Mark enthusiastically without reservation and I do believe he would be a valuable asset to you.
– Name Redacted