Expert Federal Crime Defense for Vancouver
In many cases, federal crimes carry more severe penalties than their equivalent state charges, including increased jail or prison time and greater fines. To protect your rights and safeguard your future, it is important to obtain legal counsel with proven success in federal criminal cases. Steven W. Thayer, P.S., has more than 40 years of experience successfully representing clients charged in federal court.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with federal crimes defense lawyer, Steven W. Thayer in Vancouver.
Investigating The Facts and Building Your Defense
Our experienced and reputable criminal defense lawyer represents clients in Washington and Oregon against a variety of federal offenses, including:
- Federal drug crimes
- Marijuana manufacture and distribution
- Federal child pornography charges
To gain an understanding of the weaknesses of the federal prosecutor’s case against you, we will begin with a full investigation of the facts surrounding the investigation of your activities and/or arrest. Our lawyer will proactively seek to dismiss evidence that was obtained improperly, as well as pursue other opportunities to prevent charges from being filed, to get the charges dismissed, or to minimize any sentence given upon conviction.
Federal Drug Crime Defense Vancouver Counts On
The United States takes drug-related crime very seriously. In many cases, federal law imposes minimum sentencing requirements. To protect your future, it is important to work with a lawyer who has experienced success in minimizing penalties and getting charges dismissed. Steven W. Thayer, P.S., has more than 40 years of experience representing clients in Washington and Oregon charged with drug crimes under federal law.
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. Please visit our articles page to read several of the prominent cases Steve Thayer has won over the years. In some instances, the information that led to an arrest may have been obtained illegally. We may be able to prevent federal drug charges from being filed, or get them dismissed entirely on this basis. We have also, of course, experienced success in negotiating pleas to a lesser charge, to avoid minimum mandatory sentencing.
Getting Results In Federal 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.
Committed To Your Federal Defense
We proactively represent our clients throughout the entire federal criminal defense process, beginning with a careful investigation of the facts of your case to identify strengths and weaknesses of the case against you. At the firm of Steven W. Thayer, P.S., we’ll apply our four decades of experience to your case. To schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers defending federal criminal charges in Vancouver, contact us today.