Criminal Defense Attorney Vancouver WA

Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation

Steve Thayer has over 42 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer and DUI attorney in Vancouver, Washington, protecting people who have been persecuted by the police and prosecuted by the government. His practice is limited to representing the innocent and the accused, defending clients in Vancouver and throughout Washington state. Call 360-694-8290 for a free initial consultation with him today. He has tried and won virtually every kind of criminal case, including:

  • Homicide and assault
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Robbery
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug possession and delivery
  • DUI/DWI/drunk driving
  • Sexual assault charges, including child molestation, child rape and incest
  • Indecent liberties
  • Rape
  • Vehicular homicide

Recognized For Excellence In Criminal Defense

Mr. Thayer is a founding member and former Vice President of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, has been AV-rated* by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review process and appeared in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for many years. He was also honored by his peers as a Super Lawyer in the Washington Law and Politics survey (which was originally conducted in 2000) in 2000, 2001,2003 through 2012, and 2020.


More Than 50 Years Of Combined Experience On Your Side

Recent Notable Cases Include:

  • Dismissal of first degree child rape and first degree child molestation case in Clark County Superior Court in March of 2020
  • Reversal by the Court of Appeals of a vehicular homicide conviction in 2019
  • Not guilty verdict in a second-degree date rape case after a two-week trial in Clark County Superior Court in June 2017
  • Dismissal of rape of a child in the first degree and child molestation in the first degree charges in Clark County Superior Court in March 2017
  • Dismissal of a possession of methamphetamine charge in Clark County Superior in February 2017
  • Not guilty verdict in attempted rape of a child in the second degree case in Clark County Superior Court in January 2017
  • Not guilty by reason of insanity verdict on a first-degree assault domestic violence charge in Clark County in December 2016
  • Dismissal of attempted second-degree assault with a firearm charge in Clark County Superior Court in November 2016
  • Dismissal of two marijuana grow cases (over 250 plants each) in Klickitat County in October 2016
  • Dismissal of a felony communication with a minor for immoral purposes charge in Clark County in September 2016
  • Dismissal of a felony second-degree rape charge in Clark County in February 2016
  • Dismissal of felony harassment domestic violence and assault charges against a corrections officer in Clark County in November 2015
  • Not guilty verdict for police officer accused of fourth-degree assault domestic violence in Clark County District Court in November 2014
  • Dismissal of attempted first-degree murder case in Clark County in June 2014
  • Dismissal of a second-degree murder case in Clark County in March 2014
  • Dismissal of a first-degree armed robbery case in Clark County in January 2014
  • Dismissal of five counts of child pornography in Clark County in November 2013
  • Dismissal of a second-degree rape case in Clark County in April 2013
  • Dismissal of a 10-count child pornography case in Clark County in April 2013
  • Dismissal of a possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine case in Clark County in April 2013
  • Dismissal of a case involving a high school band instructor charged with nine counts of sexual misconduct in the first degree in Clark County in April 2011
  • Dismissal of a domestic violence assault case in Clark County in March 2011
  • Dismissal of an unlawful possession of a firearm case in Clark County in March 2011
  • Not guilty verdict on a felony communication with a minor for immoral purposes case in Clark County in February 2011
  • Dismissal of a felony methamphetamine possession case in Clark County in February 2011
  • Dismissal of a first-degree child molestation case in Clark County in November 2010
  • Dismissal of first-degree manslaughter case in Skamania County in May 2010
  • Dismissal of a first-degree child molestation case in Skamania County in April 2010

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Vancouver’s Criminal Defense Expert

Mr. Thayer has tried and won virtually every kind of criminal case, including:

  • Homicide & Assault: We have tried and won a variety of high-profile assault, vehicular homicide and murder cases. For example, Mr. Thayer obtained dismissal for a client charged with second-degree murder in Clark County in March 2014.
  • Vehicular Assault & Vehicular Homicide: Vehicular assault and homicide cases are based upon allegations of intoxication, criminal recklessness and/or criminal negligence. These cases are complex, often involving experts in accident reconstruction and toxicology. As a result, effort and experience are critical in the successful defense of these cases.
  • Domestic Violence & Domestic Assault Cases: Many clients are falsely accused by spouses or relatives, and in many cases, men are arrested who acted lawfully in self-defense. Mr. Thayer has won many of these cases, including a not guilty jury verdict for a police officer in November of 2014.
  • Sex Crimes: Perhaps more innocent men are accused and charged with sexual assault, rape and molestation than any other felony offense. We believe nothing is more important than the acquittal of an innocent man, and our reputation for winning these cases is unsurpassed. For example, Mr. Thayer obtained dismissal of a first-degree child molestation charge for a police officer in Skamania County, Washington in April 2010 and dismissal of a nine-count felony sexual misconduct case for a high school band instructor in Clark County, Washington in April 2011.
  • Child Pornography Charges: These cases are charged in both State and Federal court, and demand the utmost in effort and experience. We have achieved outstanding results for our clients in State cases charged in Vancouver and Federal cases prosecuted in Tacoma.
  • Marijuana grow/Manufacture and drug cases: Utilizing the Constitutional right to privacy and other procedural safeguards, we have won numerous marijuana manufacture/grow, drug possession and drug delivery cases, including some of the most notorious in the history of Southwest Washington and Idaho.
  • DUI & DWI: The potential consequences of a DUI conviction can be devastating, including the loss of license, jail time, fines and increased insurance premiums. We bring over 40 years of expertise and experience to the defense of these cases.

Criminal Defense Lawyer Vancouver Wa

The Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation You Deserve

For more than 42 years Steve Thayer has served as a criminal defense lawyer and DUI attorney for Vancouver, Washington. He has dedicated his career to successfully protecting people who have been persecuted by the police and by the government. Mr. Thayer’s practice represents the innocent and the accused, defending clients in Vancouver and throughout Washington state. Call us today for a free initial consultation, and see how Steve Thayer can help you protect your future from legal implications.

When you need an attorney in Vancouver who represents your best interests and has a proven track-record when it comes to defending a wide range of criminal charges, call Steven Thayer. Mr. Thayer will lend you the best representation in protecting your rights and future. Call our office or contact us through our website today. We also have evening appointments available.

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