Sometimes good people make bad decisions. At the Stillwater-based Thole Law Firm, we don't think one bad choice should negatively impact the rest of your life. Our attorneys provide smart, strategic criminal defense representation to individuals throughout Washington County.
A Former Prosecutor Working For You
At the Thole Law Firm, we work closely with our clients and the prosecution to have our clients' charges dismissed or reduced, and to find alternative forms of restitution. Together, we will get you past this legal hurdle so you can move forward with your life.
Attorney Eric Thole provides clients with special insight into the criminal justice system. As a former Stillwater and Cottage Grove city attorney and former assistant Washington County prosecutor, Mr. Thole knows both sides of the coin. He understands the techniques prosecutors will use to build a case against you and knows how to develop smart legal defense strategies that will break their case apart.
Because we know what the prosecution will do, we can often take proactive steps that keep our clients two steps ahead.
Over the years Mr. Thole has developed the reputation for being an effective, aggressive courtroom litigator. He has tried to jury everything from traffic offenses and misdemeanors to felonies, including:
Homicide, including murder and manslaughter
Sex crimes, including rape and Internet sex crimes
Theft crimes, including burglary, robbery and shoplifting
Violent crimes, including assault, assault with a deadly weapon and child abuse
DWI/DUI and OWI/OUI
White collar crimes
Providing alcohol to a minor
Hudson DUI Conviction Lawyers
If you've been charged with a DUI in Minnesota or an OUI in Wisconsin, you are facing serious criminal charges. A guilty verdict will lead to large fines, possible jail time and loss of license. In addition, a guilty verdict will leave a permanent mark on your criminal record.
At Thole Law Firm, our attorneys know what is at stake. We take DUI and OUI charges seriously and work hard to protect our clients' rights and records.
Protect Your Rights, Your Record And Your Future. Contact Thole Law Firm.
If you or your child has been charged with a crime, you are facing serious legal and social consequences. Contact Stillwater criminal defense lawyer Eric Thole for smart, serious legal representation. Call our office at 651-300-7389 for a free initial consultation.
Eric C. Thole
Eric Thole spent two years at NDSU where he played football, he lettered on the 1985 NCAA Division II National Championship team. In 1986, Thole transferred to Macalester College and played on the winningest football team in school history and was also named the top male scholar-athlete in his graduating class.
Prior to opening his own law firm, Thole spent the first five years of his career at law firms that represented the Cities of Stillwater and Cottage Grove. Eric Thole also spent 8 years as an assistant Washington County attorney, prosecuting felony cases. In 2005, Thole started his own firm and has been the attorney of record for over 2000 cases. Thole was also a past President of the Washington County Bar Association.
In addition to his law practice, Thole is very involved in the local community. He is a former Stillwater City Councilman, founding member of both the Stillwater Football and Basketball Booster board of directors.
Areas of Practice
Search and Warrant
White Collar Crime
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
J.D. - 1992
Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota - 1988
Honors and Awards
Top Scholar Athlete, Macalester College - 1988