Protecting Those Charged With Violent Crimes
The criminal justice system treats violent crimes seriously. If convicted of a misdemeanor or felony violent crime, you may be facing harsh consequences. To ensure that your rights are aggressively defended, turn to the office of Steven W. Thayer, P.S.
Leading our firm is attorney Steve Thayer. He has been practicing law in Vancouver, Washington, since 1977. Mr. Thayer founded his own law firm in 1982 and has since serviced criminal cases of all kinds throughout southwest Washington. He has excelled in the area of criminal defense, confidently handling all types of felony and misdemeanor cases.
Mr. Thayer has been AV-rated* by Martindale-Hubbell, has appeared in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers by Washington Law & Politics magazine for over 10 years. He has won a variety of high-profile homicide, vehicular homicide, assault, and domestic violence cases, all of which have contributed to his outstanding reputation as an exceptional criminal defense attorney. Mr. Thayer is the attorney Vancouver counts on, call our office today.
Our Criminal Law Practice
- Domestic violence: The vast majority of domestic violence and abuse cases involve alcohol abuse. Many cases are overcharged. Almost all of the people involved eventually come to regret the intervention of the government.
- Murder and manslaughter: Murder and manslaughter are some of the most serious charges someone can face. You need a lawyer who has experience handling these types of cases and the publicity that often accompanies them and knows how to articulately argue the case using facts, evidence and case precedence.
- Vehicular assault/homicide: When serious injury or death stems from someone’s alleged drunk or reckless driving, vehicular homicide or vehicular assault charges may be filed. Defendants may be facing serious penalties, including years in prison.
Defending Your Rights During Domestic Charges
The domestic violence laws create enhanced penalties for crimes of assault, destruction of property, harassment, disorderly conduct, etc., committed by family and/or household members against one another. The law requires police responding to a domestic dispute to make an arrest in almost all cases, and the resulting consequences can be devastating to everyone involved.
For example, the district and municipal courts in Clark County almost always prohibit contact between the accused (usually the husband or boyfriend) and the complainant (usually the wife or girlfriend) throughout the course of the pending case, which may last for months.
Arrests are often made for minor physical contact such as pushing or shoving, or empty threats made in anger while under the influence of intoxicants, and even for breaking community property having minimal value.
These cases are nonetheless prosecuted to the fullest extent by the government and must be aggressively defended to protect your rights and ensure fairness in the process. They are often defensible. For example, reasonable force is lawful if used in self-defense, or the defense of property, or to protect others — such as children — from the risk of harm.
Learn More About Our Violent Crime Defense Practice
Many of Mr. Thayer’s results in violent crime and other criminal cases have been published in newspaper and magazine articles. Some of that publicity may be accessed through our articles page.
To obtain more information, please get in touch with the law firm of Steven W. Thayer, P.S., today to schedule a consultation. Call us or contact our office online.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 ethical standards.