Frequently Asked Questions

Mr. Thornley has helped hundreds of people in these situations. We are happy to help you also.

How much does an experienced Criminal Attorney cost?

Thornley Law Firm uses flat fees for the criminal cases to make the process transparent to clients. Our fee is the final amount you will pay. There will almost never be a “trial kicker” or additional amount to take your case to trial.

The type of case will determine how much the flat fee may be. Although not set in stone, generally, the more serious the case the more work may need to be done from a defense investigation standpoint.

How do I choose an attorney?

Your freedom is on the line. Choosing the right attorney can mean the difference between possibly getting your case dismissed and being found guilty of the charges. Thornley Law Firm is a smaller boutique firm that believes representation is most effective when the appropriate amount of time is given to each person’s case. Beware of large law firms that promise the world to you but then give you an overloaded attorney who never has time to even speak to you.

At Thornley Law Firm you will get individualized attention. You will always know what is happening in your case and what the strategy is. We will partner with you. We are invested to see that you get the best possible outcome.

Law enforcement is attempting to contact me, what should I do?

First, exercise your constitutional right to remain silent. Second, contact an attorney immediately. If you have the officers contact information that is great but not necessary. Once Thornley Law Firm is on the case, we will reach out to the officers immediately and let them know that you are represented.

However, NO ONE can assert your right but you. You must tell law enforcement that you are exercising your right to remain silent. You should also inform them that you want your attorney immediately. While you may not be given access to your attorney immediately, officers have an obligation not to continue to question you once you invoke your rights.

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