Relentless Defense for juveniles and adults with traffic/criminal/Domestic Violence chargesI will be there with you every step of the way to guide you through the process.Relentless defense to get you the best outcome possible.Juveniles have their whole lives ahead of them. Let me help fight for your kid.I will help try to minimize the impact to your license, wallet, and driving record.
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2004||10/09/2009|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2015|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Avvo Client Choice Award||Avvo||2013|
|Mastering Scientfic Evidence DWI||TCDLA/NCDD||2011|
|Completion of Summer Session||National College of DUI Defense||2010|
|Mastering Scientific Evidence DWI||TCDLA/NCDD||2009|
|Certificate of Completion Summer Session||National College for DUI Defense||2009|
|Mastering Scientific Ecidence in DWI||NCDD/TCDLA||2008|
|Evidentiary Breath Alcohol Technician||Industrial Training and Design||2008|
|Completion of NHTSA/IACP DWI Seminar||La Pier and Associates||2007|
|Completion of Trial Skills Bootcamp||Indigent Defense Commission||2006|
|Partner||Taylor Law Company||2012 - Present|
|Criminal/DUI Defense Attorney||Price Benowitz||2010 - 2012|
|Associate||The Wilson Law Firm||2007 - 2010|
|Intern||United States Air Force JAG||2006 - 2006|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office Of The Public Defender Fredericksburg||2005 - 2007|
|Intern||Prince William County Attorney||2005 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|DUI Defense Lawyers Association||Founding Member, Virginia||2014 - Present|
|United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia||Admitted to Practice||2014 - Present|
|Virginia Womens Attorney Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2012 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2008 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Virginia Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Virginia Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|Juvenile Defendant||Nolle Prosequi|
|DUI-2nd Offense||This was accident case with issues and case was reduced to Reckless Driving which will not violate the client on his felony probation.|
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|Various Articles and Content on Website||Taylor Law Company||2012|
|Widener University School of Law||N/A||JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA||2004|
|Roanoke College||Criminal Justice/Spanish Minor||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|HIgh School Education Program||Crminal Defense Lawyers Occupation||2014|
|Fairfax DUI CLE||DUI-DRE||2014|
|Education for High School Kids||Criminal Law||2013|
Posted by Mike
I would be willing to bet that in the vast majority of cases the police violate the rights of those they charge with crimes. Even an "honest" police officer may make mistakes (such as searching a young boy's bag without permission, or detaining him and forgetting to read him the Miranda warning). Why should you be punished for not following the law when the police officer also neglected to follow the law?
I called Ann for a free consultation concerning my son's case. She spent at least 20 minutes on the phone with me and after listening to the details, she pointed out how the police had violated my son's rights multiple times. She filed a motion to suppress the evidence that was illegally obtained and the prosecutor dropped the charges.
In the past, I've gone to lawyers for free consultations and found that most don't want to spend more than a minute with you before asking for money, and I've found many lawyers simply don't know the law. Ann, however, will take time to analyze all the details of your case and give you advice about how to proceed.
During my son's case, I must have exchanged more than 20 emails with her. I gave her all the information I could find, and I kept her informed about any new developments. She used every single fact and document I gave her to build a case that showed the prosecution she meant business. I tried to handle one case against my son without a lawyer and paid dearly. If I have to ever go to court again, I'm going to call Ann because I know she will work to make sure I have a good outcome, no matter how minor the case.
Here is my advice: Call Ann! Make sure you write down bullet points of what happened while it's fresh in your memory. Tell Ann the details. She will take notes, ask lots of questions, and tell you what she can do for you. I know many lawyers will not even do that.
I called her on a Friday, and the next Monday she was in court representing my son at his initial hearing. A month later we went to trial and we had the best possible outcome. She even helped us get a punishment related to a previous charge removed due to medical reasons.
Although Ann fulfilled the terms of her contract with me and could just walk away, she is helping my son recover property the police officer took from him, AND she said she would be with him later this month when he will be called to testify against a dangerous character who has already made threats against him. Isn't she amazing?!?
I honestly don't know where you will find a better lawyer than Ann. Call Ann and then call a couple of other lawyers and you'll see what I'm talking about. Thanks to her my son learned that you can fight for your rights when you've been violated. Her fees were extremely fair--about one-third of what I expected to pay. Stop reading reviews and CALL ANN!
Posted by anonymous
Atty AnnThayer is an excellent criminal defense attorney. The combination of smart and very hard working person is one of Ann Thayer's attributes. Her professional expertise of the law, and personal concerns for her clients set her apart from other attorneys. Ann Thayer is unstoppable in bringing equal justice for her clients.
Eight months ago, my brother was accused of unlawful videotapping of a minor. He was in jail for almost a month without a court appointed attorney. When Ann Thayer came in the picture, she immediately took the burden away from me of having to deal with the messy court and jail systems. I wasn't getting any sleep for a month worrying about my brother. Thank God, Ann Thayer came along. She's not just a lawyer, Ann is also an educator. She's very persistent in making sure I understood what was going on, what to expect and what she can do/what she will do for my brother's defense. She never got tired of re-explaining things to me, to my brother-her client, and later on to other family members. Ann is a very passionate about her work and she's a very determined person. She's one-of-a-kind. With Ann Thayer, you'll be in good hands, and you'll never feel you are alone and helpless. In the end, Ann got my brother's sentence reduced from 20 yrs. to 3 yrs.
If you're ever in need of an attorney, I HIGHLY recommend hiring Ann Thayer with Price Benowitz, LLP.
Posted by anonymous
Ann was a great help to me for my Fairfax County, Virginia reckless driving charge. In the end the charge was reduced to speeding and I can't thank Ann enough!
Susan Fremit, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Ann Thayer is incredibly creative in her arguments before a judge or jury which of course greatly benefits her clients. She goes that extra mile with her clients and makes sure that they are involved in their case every step of the way. I highly endorse this attorney.
Thomas Walsh, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Ann Thayer is an effective and competent lawyer. Her professional demeanor carries a tremedous amount of respect with both the prosecutors and more importantly the judges. She is diligent with her cases which is deomonstrated in the favorable outcomes she reaches for her clients. I would recommend Ms. Thayer to any client seeking quality representation.
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