Federal Crimes

A Federal Criminal Charge Doesn’t Make You A Federal Convict

If you are facing federal criminal charges in the United States District 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 criminal 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.

Federal Crimes And Felonies: What You Need to Know

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 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.

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 nonfederal 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.

Dependable Legal Counsel For Federal Crimes

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 in 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. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington include:

  • Racketeering, welfare fraud and RICO charges
  • Interstate drug trafficking and drug charges
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offenses and immigration fraud
  • Cybercrimes
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) crimes and federal weapons charges
  • Medicaid billing and Medicare fraud for medical professionals
  • Tax fraud and income tax evasion

Don’t Let A Criminal Charge Define You

I have nearly 30 years of experience in municipal, state and federal courts. I take an aggressive yet professional approach to each case and will not judge you. I am here to help you and resolve your criminal law matters. I can be reached anytime. Call 509-457-5991 or contact me by email. If you should need a Spanish interpreter, one will be provided. Credit cards are accepted.