As a former judge and current criminal defense attorney, John E. Turner has been part of thousands of DUI/DWI cases. DUI continues to be one of the most common offenses in Thurston County, and also one of the most serious, in terms of penalties. If convicted you can expect heavy fines, community service and even time in jail (particularly if it is not a first offense).
Skilled Misdemeanor And Felony DUI Lawyer
Judge Turner’s approach to DUI is straightforward. On the one hand, he works to find weaknesses in the case against you. It could be the way in which a search is conducted, or a test administered, or the manner in which you are arrested and charged. If one component of the process is done improperly, that may be enough to base a defense on.
On the other hand, he works with clients to make the best possible presentation. Mr. Turner wants the court to see that you are a decent person, with a good record, who may have made a simple mistake. He often works to obtain deferred prosecutions, to keep convictions off your permanent record.
In Thurston County, Washington, a DUI can be charged as a felony if:
- You have three or more prior offenses within the past 10 years
- If you have a prior conviction for a DUI-related vehicular assault or vehicular homicide
A felony DUI charge carries heavier possible penalties than a misdemeanor DUI, and requires an attorney who is especially skilled at DUI defense. John E. Turner (Judge Ret.) is respected in the courts both as a former judge and as a skilled courtroom lawyer.
Handling All DUI-Related Matters
Judge Turner can provide you with the advice and guidance you need regarding all types of DUI matters and issues that stem from a DUI arrest, including:
- Questions regarding Breathalyzer tests, Datamaster and PBT tests and refusals to take blood or breath tests
- The suspension or revocation of your driver’s license
- Potentially getting your DUI charges reduced
- Driving under the influence of marijuana (drug DUI)
- Being arrested for drunk driving as a member of the military
Skilled At Negotiation, Comfortable With Trial
Some of Judge Turner’s best work is done in the pretrial stages, working behind the scenes to negotiate a solution to your problem. As a former judge and attorney with over 30 years of courtroom experience, John Turner is prepared to take your case to trial when necessary.
Charged with DUI/DWI and need skilled representation? Call an Olympia DUI attorney, Former Judge John E. Turner, at 360-464-1650. Or email him using this online form.