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Criminal Defense Attorney Camas

Fifty Years Of Criminal Defense Experience

Criminal Defense Attorney Camas

You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom. Clarence Darrow
For more than 46 years, we have provided outstanding representation to clients throughout Camas who are facing criminal charges. Mr. Thayer has successfully defended against virtually every type of crime, including:

Homicide and 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 and 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 and 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.


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 56 years of combined expertise and experience to the defense of these cases.

We get results. Reported appellate case wins include: State v. Orick, 129 Wn.App. 654, 120 P.3d 87 (2005); State v. Boethin, 126 Wn.App. 695, 109 P.3d 461 (2005); State v. Barker, 143 Wn.2d 915, 25 P.3d 423 (2001); State v. Weisberg, 65 Wn.App. 721, 829 P.2d 252 (1992); State v. Morgavi, 58 Wn.App. 733, 794 P.2d 1289 (1990); State v. Jones, 55 Wn.App. 343, 777 P.2d 1053 (1989); State v. Kelley, 52 Wn.App. 581, 762 P.2d 20 (1988); State v. Claflin, 38 Wn.App. 847, 690 P.2d 1186 (1984); State v. Acosta, 101 Wn.2d 612, 683 P.2d 1069 (1984); State v. Shoemaker, 28 Wn.App. 787, 626, P.2d 538 (1981); State v. Ellis, 21 Wn.App. 123, 584 P.2d 428 (1978).

Common Criminal Defense Attorney Questions

What is a criminal defense attorney?
A criminal defense attorney is a legal professional who specializes in defending individuals or entities accused of criminal activity. They work to protect the rights of their clients, investigate the charges against them, and develop strategies to minimize or eliminate the charges and penalties they face.
What types of cases do criminal defense attorneys handle?
Criminal defense attorneys handle a wide range of cases, including drug offenses, white-collar crimes, assault, domestic violence, theft, robbery, homicide, and many others. They may also represent clients during investigations, plea bargaining, and sentencing hearings.
What should I look for in a criminal defense attorney?
When looking for a criminal defense attorney, it’s important to find someone with experience in the type of case you’re facing, as well as a strong track record of success. You’ll also want to find someone who communicates well, is responsive to your needs, and is willing to work with you to develop a strategy that meets your goals and needs.
How much does a criminal defense attorney cost?
The cost of a criminal defense attorney can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case, the experience of the attorney, and other factors. Some attorneys charge an hourly rate, while others charge a flat fee for their services. It’s important to discuss fees and payment arrangements with your attorney before hiring them.
What should I expect from my criminal defense attorney?
Your criminal defense attorney should provide you with expert legal advice, keep you informed about the progress of your case, and work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests. They should also be available to answer your questions and address your concerns throughout the legal process.

Camas’s Criminal Defense Specialist

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Mr. Thayer is a founding member and former Vice President of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. His successful handling of a variety of high-profile criminal cases earned him the inclusion in the Super Lawyers list as voted by his peers in the Washington Law and Politics survey every year between 2000 and 2012 (except 2002) and 2020. In addition, attorney Thayer has for many years been recognized in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and AV-rated* by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

When you need an attorney in Camas 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. We also provide a variety of other legal defense services. When you need a DUI attorney, federal crimes attorney, or drug crimes attorney in Salmon Creek, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, or anywhere in between we are here to help!