"I was truly blessed to be represented by Thomas Cantley. He believed in me when it seemed like the world was against me. Thomas Cantley won my case, exonerated me and gave me my life back!"
NOT GUILTY FIRST DEGREE MURDER
Thomas Cantley's client was fully acquitted of all offenses after a 2 and 1/2 week trial. In this case, Thomas Cantley conducted extensive investigation to reveal his client's innocence. At trial, Thomas Cantley successfully cross-examined the government's coroner and presented a forensic pathologist to show the jury the true cause of death. First Degree Murder carries a penalty of life imprisonment.
NOT GUILTY VERDICTS DUI/DWAI
Thomas Cantley has conducted numerous DUI/DWAI trials, and has won acquittals for both felony and misdemeanor accusations - and involving alcohol, drugs, and refusals to take a chemical test. In one case, Thomas won an acquittal after convincing the trial judge to exclude a chemical test. Thomas has also won cases with chemical tests above the legal limit.
NOT GUILTY VERDICTS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES
Thomas Cantley obtained a full acquittal at trial from a 7 count felony domestic violence complaint after reviewing hundreds of pages of cell phone records. In another case, Thomas Cantley secured a full acquittal after an allegation of strangulation. Thomas Cantley has represented both men and women in domestic violence cases. The government often tries to simplify human relationships so that they may neatly fit the model the "defendant" and "victim." The reality is that relationships are usually more complex.
FULL ACQUITTALS IN SEX CASES
Thomas Cantley has obtained full acquittals in multiple sex cases. In one case, Thomas Cantley acquitted his client of indecent exposure despite three separate witnesses who claimed they saw the offense. Thomas Cantley understands how devastating allegations of sexual misconduct are, and will work to protect both your liberty and your reputation.
DUI/DWAI CONVICTION SUCCESSFULLY APPEALED
After a trial in which the judge made a serious error, Thomas Cantley authored an appeal which resulted in the conviction being overturned and the charges dismissed due to a violation of Double Jeopardy.
Thomas Cantley has secured numerous dismissals of charges prior to trial, including a wide range of misdemeanor and felony offenses. Thomas Cantley has secured dismissals for charges that include DUI/DWAI, traffic charges, felony and misdemeanor domestic violence allegations, drug charges, child abuse, theft, motor vehicle theft, assault, and burglary.
NOT GUILTY VERDICTS ASSAULT ON A POLICE OFFICER
Thomas Cantley has won multiple acquittals in cases charging felony assault on a police officer, including not guilty verdicts for all felonies charged as well as mandatory misdemeanors. Accusations of an assault on a police officer are often a felony, but even misdemeanors may involve mandatory jail sentences of between 2 - 4 years. Thomas Cantley has handled numerous cases involving these allegations.
One of the functions of the judiciary is to help ensure the constitutional rights of individuals by excluding evidence to deter police misconduct. The judge may suppress evidence where your constitutional rights are violated. Thomas Cantley has obtained dismissals after successful suppression hearings in cases involving charges like DUIs and felony drug charges. In any case that proceeds to trial, Thomas Cantley will work to level the playing field by ensuring that the government officials who seek to take your life, liberty, and property remain equally accountable to the law.
NOT GUILTY FIRST DEGREE BURGLARY AND ALL REMAINING 5 FELONies
In this case, First Degree Burglary was a charge which carried a mandatory penalty of 10-32 years prison.
NEGOTIATION AND SENTENCING VICTORIES
Negotiating with the government is a complex task, as is turning your identity from being a case number to a real human being when a judge decides your fate. In addition to investigatory services, Thomas Cantley will seek to understand you as a person, your background, and will employ mitigation services as necessary. You are not defined by a single moment in your life, nor does a life phase make you beyond redemption.
FELONY COMPLAINT DISMISSED AT PRELIMINARY HEARING
Thomas Cantley secured dismissal of all felony charges in a class 3 felony burglary complaint at the preliminary hearing. In a felony case, you may be entitled to a preliminary hearing depending on the charges and whether you are in custody or bond. You are often asked to waive your right to a preliminary hearing. Thomas Cantley is not in the practice of advising you to waive any of your rights, unless you are getting a defined, enforceable benefit.