Mark D. Ledbetter
Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Juvenile Law, Family Law and Wills and Probate
Mark D. Ledbetter joined the law firm of Gibbs, Nolte, Robison & Rose, PLLC in 2011 where he practices in the areas of criminal law, family law, wills and probate. His legal career began in 1993 when he joined the police department in his hometown of Cleburne, Texas. Mr. Ledbetter eventually joined the Plano Police Department where he served twelve years as a police officer. During his tenure with the Plano Police Department Mr. Ledbetter earned his master peace officer certification, his certification to operate the Intoxilyzer 5000 instrument, and became a practitioner in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. He served as a Field Training Officer and was a member of the Special Response Team.
Mr. Ledbetter’s interest in the legal aspect of his work as a police officer led to his enrollment at the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. While in law school Mr. Ledbetter participated in the school moot court competition, represented indigent family law clients in the Texas Wesleyan Law Clinic, worked in the mediation clinic and interned at the Collin County District Attorney’s Office. Soon after graduation and licensure by the State Bar of Texas Mr. Ledbetter joined the Collin County District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor.
Mr. Ledbetter has extensive courtroom experience. As a police officer he testified in numerous trials, including cases for murder, drug possession and Driving While Intoxicated offenses. As a prosecutor, Mr. Ledbetter participated in more than 100 motions, bench trials and jury trials. He has tried numerous cases including DWI, assault and drug possession, theft, criminal mischief, prostitution and others. The DWI cases he tried include refusals, breath and blood test cases and intoxication by prescription drugs. His knowledge of investigative techniques and prosecutorial procedures allow him to dissect each case to find the factual and legal issues that make the difference between verdicts of guilty or not guilty.
Criminal Justice Attorney
In addition to his trial work Mr. Ledbetter’s practice includes expungements, non-disclosures and motions to seal juvenile records. In addition to his duties as a prosecutor Mr. Ledbetter has experience training police officers in Collin County. He taught classes at the Plano Police Department, Allen Police Department for Fondren Forensics and the Collin County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Ledbetter realizes that navigating the court system, whether in criminal, family or probate cases, can be intimidating for those who are unfamiliar with the inner workings of the court system. His experience working in the system removes the uncertainty that his clients experience when facing legal difficulties. Mr. Ledbetter guides each client through every case from beginning to end and communicates with his clients every step of the way.
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth Texas, Juris Doctor
Regional Police Academy, Arlington Texas, Peace Officer Certification
Tarleton State University, Stephenville Texas, Bachelor of Music Education
Texas Courts Northern District of Texas – Federal
Eastern District of Texas – Federal
State Bar of Texas
Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Texas Bar College
Legal Issues in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
Courtroom Etiquette and Testimony for New Police Officers
Legal Issues in Breath Alcohol Testing