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Seattle Criminal Defense Lawyer Delivers Strong Advocacy

Aggressive Washington attorney challenges police and prosecutors

Engaging with an experienced and effective criminal defense attorney can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. It might mean the difference between a prison sentence and reduced or dismissed charges. At Thorley Defense Law in Seattle, I have achieved successful results for accused clients in the United States and the United Kingdom. Having focused on criminal defense in both countries, I offer clients perspective and experience that most lawyers lack. In cases involving alleged felonies, misdemeanors and traffic offenses, my firm vigorously challenges evidence and witnesses introduced by prosecutors. Even in the toughest cases, my trial experience coupled with my passionate approach to criminal defense has proven to be a winning combination for the people I represent.

Trustworthy Seattle lawyer handles all types of felony allegations

My firm is founded on the principle that every case is unique and should be treated individually. This is particularly important in felony matters where a conviction can result in a long period of incarceration. I handle a complete array of these cases including those involving charges of:

  • Murder — If you are charged with murder or manslaughter, it’s vital to retain an attorney who has real-world experience defending clients against these charges. I have defended clients in homicide cases and work tirelessly to counter the claims against them.
  • Kidnapping — First-degree custodial interference and kidnapping are felonies in Washington, so these cases must be taken seriously even if the allegation stems from a misunderstanding or communication failure.
  • Drug crimes — People should not be misled into thinking that the legalization of marijuana for personal use in Washington means that other drug laws have been relaxed. Significant penalties still exist in cases involving the possession and sale of other substances and unauthorized pot dispensation.
  • Sexual offenses — Prosecutions alleging rape and other types of sexual misconduct present challenges that demand a skillful, experienced attorney. When someone’s future hinges on a question of consent or evidence, I know how to unearth the truth.

From the moment you’re arrested, the authorities start building a case against you, so my firm provides a consultation so you can obtain immediate legal support. I practice predominantly in Snohomish, King, Skagit and Pierce counties, but will travel to other areas of Washington State to provide a skilled defense.

Knowledgeable litigator assists with misdemeanor charges

Though misdemeanors do not carry prison sentences of several years, a misdemeanor conviction can follow you for a long time and trigger a jail term of up to one year. In cases arising from assaults, domestic violence, petty theft and other charges, my firm aggressively counters the allegations against clients to avoid unfair punishment. If you are found guilty of a misdemeanor, in addition to possibly facing incarceration, you may face fines up to $5,000 and will have a criminal record with potentially long-lasting consequences.

Dedicated advocate litigates robbery, burglary and shoplifting cases

Whether it’s a robbery charge involving the threat of deadly force or a shoplifting case, strong defense counsel is necessary to protect a defendant’s fundamental rights. In these cases, I look beyond the police reports to gain a detailed perspective on theft allegations and related counts such as burglary. A first-degree robbery conviction carries a sentence that can be as long as a lifetime prison term, but no matter what the accusation entails, my firm will give you the strong advice and advocacy you’re entitled to.

Skillful attorney defends individuals accused of driving offenses

A citation for speeding, using an electronic device behind the wheel, or reckless driving can restrict your ability to drive, can cost you in fines and higher insurance costs, and could even lead to jail. Don’t hesitate to assert your rights if you’ve been ticketed for a motor vehicle offense. My firm evaluates the circumstances and will determine the best way to reduce the negative impact of a traffic stop.

Contact a tough Washington criminal defense lawyer

Thorley Defense Law represents Washington clients facing all types of felony, misdemeanor and traffic charges. Call 206-239-8755 or contact me online to schedule a consultation. My firm has location in Seattle. Se habla español.

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    • Seattle Office
      155 NE 100th St. (located in Northgate)
      Suite 210
      Seattle, Washington 98125
      Phone: 206-239-8755