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Ann Thayer

Ann Thayer

Taylor Law Company
  • Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, DUI & DWI...
  • Virginia
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Attorney Ann Thayer practices primarily in the areas of DUI, criminal, and traffic defense as a partner with Taylor Law Company. Ms. Thayer attended Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in 2000. Attending Widener School of Law in Harrisburg, PA, Ms. Thayer worked with the Prince William County Attorney’s Office and The Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) in Warner Robins, GA as an intern before obtaining her Juris Doctorate in 2004. Following law school, Ms. Thayer worked on several mergers and acquisitions as a contract attorney with various firms in the Virginia and Washington, D.C. area. Ms. Thayer then worked for the Fredericksburg Public Defender’s Office (2005-2007) and then went on to work for two different criminal firms in Northern Virginia (2007-2012) before partnering with Gretchen Taylor (2012-present). Ms. Thayer is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, Fairfax County Bar Association and the Criminal Section in Fairfax, Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National College of DUI Defense. She is also a founding member of DUIDLA (Driving Under the Influence Defense Lawyers Association). I handle cases in Fairfax, Arlington, Falls Church, Loudoun, Alexandria, and Prince William.

Practice Areas
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Animal & Dog Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil Protective Orders
  • Expungements
  • License Restoration/Restricted License
  • Free Consultation
    I am happy to talk to you over the phone or have you come in to my office. I leave that up to you and whatever will make you more comfortable.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner, Attorney
Taylor Law Company
- Current
Attorney, Managing Attorney Fairfax Office
Price Benowitz LLP
Law Office of T Kevin Wilson
Assistant Public Defender
Fredericksburg Public Defender Office
Summer Intern
AIR FORCE JAG, Warner RObins, GA
Summer Intern
Prince William County Attorney
Widener University
J.D. (2004) | Law
Roanoke College
B.A. (2000) | Criminal Justice
Professional Associations
Fairfax Bar Association
DUIDLA (DUI Defense Lawyers Association)
Founding Member
- Current
- Current
NWAA (Northern VA Womens Attorney Association)
- Current
National College of DUI Defense (NCDD)
- Current
Virginia State Bar
- Current
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Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. Do I have a right to defend my property using deadly force?
A: No. Property owners cannot resort to the use of deadly force to defend their property. This general rule is based on the principle that no property is worth more than a human life, even if the human life happens to belong to an intruder. A property owner may only use reasonable force to prevent someone from entering his or her property or removing something from his or her property. While the use of deadly force is not permitted, defending property by means that might otherwise constitute battery or other intentional torts is lawful if the means are a reasonable use of self-help (e.g., tackling a thief in your backyard or locking an intruder in the basement until the police arrive). In most states, however, a property owner’s use of deadly force is allowed if an intruder is a threat to the property owner’s safety or is committing a forcible felony.
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Ann Thayer Attorney at Law
10605 Judicial Drive Ste# A-5
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone: (703) 385-5529
Fax: (703) 934-1004