Yakima DUI Attorney

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It is every driver's worst nightmare to be pulled over by police and charged for DUI. Washington laws are among the strictest in the nation for a drunk driving conviction. You face the loss of your driver's license, a heavy fine and possibly time in jail. The police and prosecutor will expect you to act scared. It is important to remember: being charged with DUI is not the same as being convicted of a crime. You have rights, and the Law Office of Ken Therrien, in Yakima, Washington, is here to protect them.

With the Right Attorney, Your DUI Charge Doesn't Mean Your Future Is Over

I am Yakima DUI lawyer Ken Therrien. I have more than 20 years of experience aggressively fighting to protect the rights of individuals accused of drunk driving and related offenses. Don't wait to see what the prosecutor will do next. Start focusing on getting a positive outcome. In an initial consultation, I will explain the legal process. Getting straight, honest answers is often the first step in making the right decision.

I will handle everything, including:

  • Collecting police reports
  • Scheduling your DMV hearing to protect you from a suspended license
  • Investigating the facts of the case and challenging the evidence
  • Working with the prosecutor to dismiss or reduce charges
  • Working to help you get a provisional license if your license is suspended

Felony DUI? You Are Facing a Tough Penalty, but Not Necessarily Jail Time.

If this is your second (or more) DUI within the past several years, you may be facing felony DUI charges. If convicted, you could face more than a year in jail as well as the loss of your driver's license for a year or more. I have earned the respect of prosecutors, who know that I will work aggressively to protect your rights. I have a successful record of helping find alternatives to the harsh impact a felony DUI conviction will have on your record. I am often able to find a "diversion program" that includes chemical dependency rehabilitation, restitution, education and probation. If you can complete the program and stay out of further legal trouble, you may be able to have your charges dismissed.

Pasco Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer

From my offices in Yakima, I represent clients in communities throughout Eastern District of Washington. Call me anytime or contact me by e-mail.