Arrested for DUI?
DUI arrest charges are very serious. They not only take a toll on
you financially, but are very stressful, upsetting and can leave you feeling humiliated. So, what
When you are arrested for DUI in Oregon, there are two "cases" generated.
- First, the DMV "case". That involves your drunk driving arrest
license suspension, or right to drive in Oregon, through Oregon Department of Motor
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- The Second case is the criminal dui "case". That is the DUI charge that you were arrested for and that case proceeds through the State Circuit Court, or in some cities, through their local Municipal Court. If you were arrested for drunk driving in Beaverton, Lake Oswego for instance, the DUI case would be processed in the Beaverton Municipal Court or the Lake Oswego Municipal Court. But the same Oregon DUI (a.k.a "drunk driving" - "DUII" - "DWI")law applies in either court. Oregon DUI Criminal Case ...Read More
Why Hire Us?
The Winning Edge - Second Look, Second Opinion
There are a lot of DUII lawyers in Oregon. Why hire us? We offer something that few lawyers can offer. Every week our criminal defense team of five lawyers meets to review police reports, plea offers, and to discuss trends and changes in the courthouse. You are guaranteed that your police report will be reviewed, and your plea offer and available defenses will be discussed, at our weekly team meetings.
Whether it's the newest court of appeals decision, new court policies that were recently imposed, a change in sentencing policy at the DA's office or even a new Judge on the trial rotation. Our team approach and regular meetings makes sure that we are aware of all factors that could affect your case.
Call 503-648-4777 now to get your case on our next team meeting schedule
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Learn about Harris Law Firm or call 503-648-4777 to speak with a qualified, trusted and experienced DUI attorneys representing clients in Beaverton, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville.
The DMV - DUI Case / Your License:
When you were arrested for DUI, you most likely were asked to take a breath test to measure your blood alcohol content (B.A.C). If you refused, or if you failed the test by blowing a .08 or higher, your right to drive in Oregon is scheduled to be suspended 30 days from the date of your DUI arrest.
Avoiding DMV - DUI License Suspension
If you want to avoid the DMV drunk driving license suspension, you have only 10 days from the date of your drunk driving arrest to contact the DMV and schedule a hearing. You need to act quickly. An experienced DUI attorney will know how to preserve your right to a hearing. Call the qualified & experienced DUI attorneys at Harris Law Firm today a for a free 15 minute phone consultation 503-648-4777
Oregon DMV DUI License Suspension Hearing
The DMV hearing is a critical stage for the DUI defense attorney since it's not only a chance to avoid a suspension, it is an opportunity to cross examine the police officer who arrested you for drunk driving. That information can be very valuable should there be a trial later during the criminal case.
The DUI Criminal Case
The criminal DUI case starts with your first appearance in court. You will then have a pre trial appearance, and a trial date, should the case go all the way to trial.
DUI Law in Oregon
DUI - DUII -DWI law is complicated, and a DUI conviction can very seriously and negatively impact your life. Especially if you have prior drunk driving-related convictions on your record. A second, third or fourth DUI will have a tremendous impact on various areas of your life. It is important that you get the help of an experienced and knowledgeable DUI professional to challenge DUI testing and evidence. If you do, you will greatly increase your chances of avoiding harsh and unnecessary penalties.
The DUI (drunk driving) defense team at Harris Law Firm is dedicated to providing aggressive and comprehensive defense to individuals who have been charged with drunk driving. Their attorneys focus their practices in drunk driving defense cases. We will be with you in court every time, making sure that your rights are respected and that you are treated fairly. Punishments for drunk driving conviction are severe so be sure to hire the best drunk driving attorney you can afford.
DUI First Offense
First Offense, or last DUI offense was more than 15 years ago: You may be eligible for Diversion. As long as there was no injury accident, you don't have a commercial drivers license, and you haven't participated in a similar program, or court ordered alcohol treatment within the last 15 years, you may be able to enter a diversion program and avoid the possibility of a DUI conviction. The fact that you are diversion eligible does not impact the DMV license suspension.
The punishments for a drunk driving conviction can be very severe, even if you have no prior criminal record. You could be subject to the following punishments:
- Jail time. Minimum two days, and up to a year on the first two convictions. A third DUI conviction within 10 years is a felony, and you could get a prison sentence.
- Fines. A minimum $1,000, and substantially more if your blood alcohol content is .15 or higher, or if you have prior DUI convictions.
- Alcohol treatment classes - mandatory
- Community service
- License suspension. One year to lifetime suspension, depending on how many DUI convictions you have. And you will be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle before you get your license back.
Why Choose A Harris Law Firm DUI Attorney?
When you are looking for an Oregon DUI attorney, it is important to keep in mind experience, knowledge within the field, and who makes up the team. The DUI attorneys at Harris Law are fully prepared to utilize their years of combined experience in the area of DUI arrest defense in order to give you the best chance at success in your case. Your driving privileges and rights are important to you and they should be equally important to your dui attorney. We understand the DUI court process and DMV hearings and use all our experience to protect our clients' licenses and do our best to help them avoid jail time, heavy fines and other criminal penalties for their drunk driving arrest.
Call Us Today 503-648-4777
We take pride in providing our clients with the highest quality legal counsel and appropriately aggressive representation to avoid conviction for DUI. Your future, your job, and even your family's future is on the line, and our DUI attorneys want to offer you personal attention as well as the dedicated representation you need in this situation in order to avoid the many negative consequences associated with a drunk driving conviction in Oregon.
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