Drug Crimes Carry Heavy Penalties
For over 45 years, Vancouver drug crimes attorney Steven W. Thayer, P.S., has regularly assisted clients charged with drug crimes in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. We are available to apply our extensive legal experience to your case in order to make a difference
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with a Vancouver drug crime attorney Steven W. Thayer.
Have You Been Charged With A Drug Crime?
Whether you have been charged as a drug user or a dealer in Vancouver, the consequences of a con eviction can have a serious impact upon your future. Our firm has defended over a thousand drug cases for clients over the years, obtaining reductions in charges, dismissals, and acquittals since 1977. Contact us if you have been arrested for:
- Drug possession (meth, cocaine, heroin, LSD, Ecstasy, marijuana, etc.)
- Drug delivery and sales
- Possession with intent to deliver drugs
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Marijuana manufacture and grow operations
- Federal drug crimes
Defending Against Drug Possession
In looking at the circumstances surrounding a client’s stop, arrest and/or search, our first line of defense is to challenge the manner in which the stop, arrest or search was conducted, and/or how the evidence was obtained. The police have to follow the law like everyone else. When they don’t — where evidence has been unlawfully obtained — the remedy is suppression and the case may be dismissed.
In addition, our drug charge attorneys often discover in our investigation that a client has been overcharged. For example, a simple possession case may be inflated and charged as possession with intent to deliver.
Protect Your Right Against Illegal Search And Seizure
Among the amendments to our Constitution, the Fourth Amendment states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
As interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court, it restricts police or prosecutors in their gathering of evidence in law enforcement activities.
If evidence incriminating you is collected in an illegal search, it may be excluded by the court. It should not be used against you if it was obtained as a result of search and seizure violations.
You have a right to refuse police entering your premises without a warrant that is legitimately procured. Tell police you do not consent to searches of your vehicle or person. Stand up for your rights against illegal searches.
Fighting Drug Distribution Charges
Drug sales crimes, including the actual sale of drugs, or possession of enough to indicate an intent to sell, are very serious charges. If convicted, you may face a year or more of prison time. You may even have to forfeit property tied to the sale of drugs, putting you in danger of losing your home or vehicle.
Our goal is to protect our clients’ rights. Our law firm represents clients in the tri-state area who have been charged with drug sales crimes, including:
- Import or export or transport of illegal drugs
- Manufacture and distribution
- Prescription drugs sales
An experienced drug defense lawyer will build your case by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecutor’s case. We may be able to get evidence dismissed if it was obtained in violation of your constitutional right to privacy.
Marijuana Manufacturing and Growing Defense
Over the last 45 years criminal defense attorney, Steve Thayer, has litigated and won more marijuana manufacture/grow cases than any other law firm in Vancouver. He has also successfully defended these cases in many other counties throughout Southwest Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Steve Thayer has won dismissals for clients in indoor grow cases, outdoor grow cases, aerial surveillance cases, open field cases, knock and talk cases, and cases involving informants, PUD records, thermal imaging, etc.
Many of these cases have been highly publicized and some of the newspaper articles documenting these results can be accessed elsewhere on this website. In addition, Steve Thayer has won a variety of marijuana grow cases on appeal. Some of those results 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. Morgavi,58 Wn.App. 733, 794 P.2d 1289 (1990), and state v. Kelly,52 Wn.App. 581, 762 P.2d 20 (1988).
Steve Thayer’s record in defending marijuana grow cases over the last 45 years has resulted in an AV rating* from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and included in Washington Super Lawyers list, a state-wide peer-review survey conducted by Washington Law & Politics magazine over the last several years.
Drug Crime Experts Here for Vancouver
If you have been charged with felony drug charges or any drug crime in Vancouver, go to court with lawyers who have over 55 years of combined experience defending drug possession charges in the state of Washington. At the firm of Steven W. Thayer, we’ll apply our four decades of experience to your case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a Vancouver drug crimes lawyer. We also provide a variety of other legal defense services. When you need a DUI attorney, federal crimes attorney, or sex crimes attorney in Camas, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, or anywhere in between we are here to help!