Criminal Defense Attorney

When you are facing serious, life-changing criminal charges, the most crucial decision you make involves selecting an attorney. While time is of the essence in seeking criminal representation, the choice should be made carefully and based on the following:

  • Experience in criminal law
  • Firsthand insight into the prosecution
  • A willingness and track record of success defending clients at trial

Criminal Law Attorney with a Reputation for Winning

At Dave Thomas Law, LLC, our legal team focuses solely on representing clients charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes, backed by a combined 50-plus years of experience. When you meet with an attorney at our law office, we listen to your story with compassion, not judgment.

We want to know about the events leading up to the arrest and how it has impacted your life. From there, we employ all our resources to pursue the best outcome on your behalf.

The lawyer you choose must be effective

Dave has been named to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the field of criminal defense.

Specific areas of our criminal defense practice include the following:

  • Sex offenses
  • Domestic violence and restraining orders
  • Drug crimes
  • DUI and traffic violations
    Assault crimes
  • White collar crimes

Our Clients Tell it Best

An Outstanding Experience
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Dave Thomas helped us resolve the criminal side of our son's traffic accident. He was everything we hoped for in an attorney: caring, knowledgeable, and approachable. Dave's efforts resulted in an amazing outcome for our son: a significantly reduced charge that was much better than we had anticipated.
Exceptional attorney
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I retained Mr. Thomas after firing my previous lawyer. Mr. Thomas took a difficult case that could have resulted in me being convicted of a felony and losing my job and successfully having the charge reduced to a misdemeanor without supervision or restitution. His patience, thorough understanding of the legal system, years of experience and wisdom helped me get through a very difficult period in my life.
Top defense during a tough time
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Dave Thomas is an incredibly competent and compassionate lawyer. I was in dire need of legal representation after being involved in a DUI accident/injury case. I took responsiblity, but Dave helped mitigate the charge because of my committment to rehabilitation and ammends to the victim and community. He helped me to navigate a VERY difficult legals situation and to receive the best possible outcome. He explained things thoroughly and was very comforting during the most stressful time in my life. Dave is a kind, thoughtful, competient and committed lawyer that you can count on and trust.
Amazing lawyer. I couldn't have asked for better.
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I was in a car accident in which the original charge was careless driving with serious bodily injury. Dave gave me all the advice I needed to prepare to a court date and what to say, what times, and overall was very helpful. He also managed to get my charge to drop to just a "failure to signal", which is a two point charge and a fine of $100 instead of a four point charge and several hundred.
Medical marijuana traffic accident incident
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Dave Thomas was professional and compassionate in the handling of the recent legal matter for my wife. She had suffered a severe concussion and serious bodily injury in a traffic accident. Dave was timely in his communications with us; his preparation for the court was expert and thorough; he demonstrated excellent social skills in his interactions with the judge and prosecutor in Adams County, neither of which he had met before; and due to his thorough knowledge of the legal matters at hand, my wife was able to settle her case to our satisfaction.
Compassionate and professional attorney!
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After my second arrest I feared jail time, but the hard work and dedication of Dave Thomas made it so this second arrest will not even show up on my record. Dave was incredibly compassionate and made me feel like a human who had made a mistake rather than a delinquent. He talked me through the entire process and made me feel safe and secure throughout it. I would recommend Dave to anyone.
Dave is fantastic; he's not the first attorney we've ever hired, but he is absolutely the best!
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I hired Dave to represent my daughter after her second shoplifting arrest. She has some neurological challenges, so I sent Dave copies of her medical reports, which stacked up to be about an inch thick. I never expected him to read through them all since we were paying him a flat fee. A few days later Dave called to discuss the reports, which he had read....twice! Wow! In court, he used this information and his considerable charm, experience, and people skills to win my daughter a deferred judgment. No community service, no fines, no theft class, just a continuation of her therapy. At one point before our court date, Dave called to check in with us and when I told him how worried my daughter was, he asked to speak with her. He then spent a considerable amount of time reassuring her that everything would work out well. Did it ever! I'm so incredibly impressed with Dave's professionalism and caring, empathetic attitude towards his clients! Less
Great Defense Lawyer
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Dave accepted my case and went right to work. He provided great information, guidance and expertise. He was also very prompt with communication and professional throughout the entire criminal process. He guided me through the decision process of a plea agreement or a trial and gave me the pros and cons of both decisions.
Experienced and Passionate Advocate
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Dave Thomas is an exceptional attorney! we highly recommend him, for anyone seeking an ethical, caring attorney, who will work to get the best resolution for your case. From our first meeting with Dave to discuss our son’s case, it was clear that he is a passionate advocate for his clients. In our time working with him, we never felt rushed or unheard. Dave always took the time needed to address our questions and concerns and to explain the often-confusing legal process. He was very upfront with us from the start, giving possible outcomes of the case and what we should expect. We appreciated his honesty in telling us what we needed to know and not what we wanted to hear. Well respected both in the community and within the legal system, Dave also has extensive courtroom experience. He has worked as both a district attorney and defense lawyer, allowing him to easily navigate the legal system. Dave is a consummate professional on every level. Putting our trust and faith in Dave, was the best decision we could have made.
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Dave Thomas is an exceptional and excellent lawyer, whom I had the good fortune to hire. He is incredibly skillful, experienced, knowledgeable and hard working. He communicates well through every step of the trial process. His legal assistant and firm are excellent, too. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. I would recommend him to all my friends, family and acquaintances.
Court Appointed Special Counsel
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Mr. Thomas was appointed to me by the court and he went above and beyond to gain a successful outcome to my case. He also helped me get into a community service program that accommodated my brain injury disability and he went to court with me pro bono once he was off my case. I've had many lawyers in my lifetime and Mr. Thomas is one of the best lawyers I've ever had.
Excellent Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Dave helped me, successfully, with several cases including a felony DUI and trespassing case. He is incredibly sensitive, sympathetic and devote toward his clients. He's an excellent listener and has broad expanse of experience and professional connections from which to draw from. He's dedicated to his professional and to the community, in general. I would highly recommend him for any of your legal concerns.
Best criminal defense lawyer money can buy
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Dave was an exceptional lawyer. He handled my exceptionally complicated cases like a true artist. Against some serious odds he got me true justice and I did not face any consequences. He was highly communicative and comforted me and my family through the worst experience of my life. I am truly grateful for the time and energy he and his team put towards my freedom. I will never trust another lawyer with any of my friends’ or family’s criminal defense needs. The best money I have ever spent was hiring Dave Thomas.
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Mr. Thomas was wonderful from day one. When I first met him, I felt as though he had a genuine concern for my case. Up until my court date, he was available and we had meaningful and helpful conversations. I cannot imagine choosing anyone else to represent me.
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DAVE THOMAS AND HIS FIRM COULD NOT HAVE REPRESENTED ME ANY BETTER! After a terrible experience with my first attorney (i paid $15,000), I retained Dave Thomas and his firm. I went from being scared and confused to assured and knowledgable. He helped explain every step of the process. I NEVER went to court unprepared or wondering what was going to happen. He submitted every document ahead of schedule with 100% accuracy. I went from 17 felonies(3 carrying 8-24 years) to 1 felony and 2 years probation after hiring Dave. My review will not do him justice. I even told him that he can have any potential client call me and i would be more than happy to tell you how incredible he and his partners are. Dave 100% cares about his clients and i have not one complaint. THANK YOU SO MUCH DAVE! Seriously saved my life. I could not be more thankful!
Excellent DUI Attorney
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Dave not only had a solid grasp of the law pertaining to my case, but he was also informed about the history of sentencing and evidentiary matters that enabled him to provide me with well-informed legal and common-sense advice that was important to me in deciding whether to accept a plea agreement or go to jury trial.
Best experience we could have hoped for
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Dave Thomas has been a huge blessing to us during a difficult time. Not only does he have an outstanding reputation and great skill from being a former District Attorney but he has great compassion and respect for his clients. He was always available when we needed information or guidance and was very proactive to negotiate a better than expected outcome. We couldn’t be more grateful for his guidance and wisdom!

I am incredibly grateful for your services. Your work truly changed my life, and I appreciate your dedication and encouragement along the way.

Dave served as the elected District Attorney of the 1st Judicial District for 12 years, possessing a unique point of view in how to prepare and try cases. He knows the system and has earned the respect of judges and prosecutors.

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