Yakima Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

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A federal criminal offense is unlike a state felony in many ways. In the first place, the rules of evidence are different for prosecutors and the defense attorneys. In addition, federal prosecutors have the full weight and resources of the federal government behind them. Prosecutors typically don't file charges following a full investigation unless they are certain of a conviction.

Understanding Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Often, the most important factor in a federal felony defense case involves understanding how the federal sentencing guidelines impact the judge's decisions in a case. The hard truth is that sentencing guidelines for federal crimes often require a mandatory prison sentence, often years longer than a state prison sentence for a similar non-federal crime. Every federal criminal court case is, in effect, two separate cases. The first part will be to fight to dismiss or reduce charges, or seek an acquittal by a jury at trial. If a conviction results, the sentencing portion of the case becomes critical, as your attorney must fight aggressively for the best possible outcome.

A Federal Criminal Charge Doesn't Make You a Federal Convict

If you are facing federal criminal charges in the United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of Washington, you will need to trust that your attorney has the experience, knowledge and skill to maneuver through the system successfully. I am federal criminal defense attorney Ken Therrien, of Yakima, Washington. I offer effective legal defense representation for people charged with federal tax fraud and other federal offenses. Federal prosecutors know and respect the name of the Law Office of Ken Therrien and know that I prepare every case with integrity and respect. When we sit down to discuss your options, prosecutors know that your case will be well prepared and that I am willing to take your case to a jury to help you get the outcome you deserve.

From Grand Jury Investigation Through the Final Outcome, I Am on Your Side

I have experience representing clients in all phases of federal criminal court matters, from grand jury investigations through case resolution, trial and sentencing. I have particular experience in federal drug cases, as well as fraud and white collar crime cases involving tax evasion and complex financial matters.

My areas of extensive experience in criminal law matters in the U.S. Federal Court for the Eastern District of Washington include:

  • Federal tax fraud, federal income tax evasion
  • Federal racketeering and fraud, RICO charges
  • Medicare and Medicaid billing fraud for medical professionals
  • Welfare fraud
  • Federal drug charges, interstate drug trafficking
  • Federal weapons charges, ATF crimes
  • Federal immigration fraud, ICE offenses
  • Internet crimes

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