Defending Against Sex Crime Charges For Over Three Decades

Steve Thayer has been defending sexual assault cases in Southwest Washington since 1977. His career has included the successful defense of many high-profile cases, many of which received widespread publicity. These included an acquittal for the then-president of the Vancouver School Board on charges of rape of a child, child molestation, statutory rape and indecent liberties in 1994, and the dismissal of all charges, including child molestation and rape of a child, against the son of the mayor of Vancouver in 2000.

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A Track Record Of Success

Most recently, in April 2010, Mr. Thayer won a motion to dismiss a charge of first-degree child molestation filed against a police officer in Skamania County. In Dec. 2010, he obtained dismissal of a first-degree child molestation charge for a volunteer fireman in Clark County.

In Feb. 2011, he won an acquittal for a college student charged with felony communication with a minor for immoral purposes in Clark County. Then, in April 2011, he won a motion to dismiss a case involving a high school band instructor charged with nine counts of sexual misconduct with a minor in the first degree in Clark County. He has also obtained jury acquittals for a variety of other teachers, professors, coaches and others over the years in cases involving allegations of rape, date rape, indecent liberties, child rape, child molestation, incest, etc. A variety of attendant publicity can be accessed elsewhere on this website in newspaper and magazine articles describing some of those cases.

In recognition of these results and the results achieved in a variety of other criminal cases, Mr. Thayer has been AV-rated* by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, recognized in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers list by his peers in the survey conducted by Washington Law & Politics magazine for many years. If you require assistance in cases involving allegations of any of the following charges, please contact us today at 360-450-0872.

Defending Against A Wide Range Of Sex Charges

  • Rape
  • Date rape
  • Indecent liberties
  • Indecent exposure
  • Child rape and molestation
  • Incest
  • Communication with a minor for immoral purposes
  • Sexual exploitation of a minor
  • Federal and state child pornography charges

Getting Results In Federal And State Child Pornography Cases

Mr. Thayer has also defended a variety of child pornography cases in both the State and Federal Courts of western Washington. These cases are often complex and involve a variety of challenging issues that put a premium on experience and require extraordinary effort for best results. In a recent federal Internet child pornography case argued by Mr. Thayer in Feb. 2012, the Court imposed a probationary sentence with no jail despite the fact that the government was recommending 60 months in prison.

Contact Steven Thayer Today

Call Vancouver sexual assault defense attorney Steven Thayer about any criminal matter. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, or call 360-450-0872.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.