It can happen in an instant—
One poor choice leads to flashing lights, sobriety tests, and an arrest. Suddenly, your future is in jeopardy, and you feel a sense of anxiety and shame. If you have recently found yourself in this situation, it’s important to remember that you are not alone. Many good and respected individuals have been charged with DUII offenses and have eventually moved on to enjoy bright futures.
We understand how otherwise upstanding people just like you can find themselves facing DUII charges, and we are committed to protecting your rights and helping you build a successful defense strategy.
Understanding the Criminal & Civil Processes
One of the most stressful aspects of being charged with a DUII offense is not understanding what to expect from the process. It’s helpful to recognize that when you are charged with a DUII, you will have to face both criminal and administrative penalties simultaneously. During the criminal process, the court will have to determine if your actions warrant jail time, community service, fines or alcohol treatment programs. Additionally, the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will decide whether or not your license will be suspended and, if so, for how long and under what conditions you’ll be able to get it back. We will remain by your side during both processes, answering your questions, addressing your fears, and fighting for your rights and driving privileges.
Time is of the Essence
If you have been cited for a DUII, you must act quickly in order to retain your driving privileges. After a DUII report is submitted to the DMV, you only have 10 days to request an administrative hearing before your license is automatically suspended. Responding promptly will show the DMV and prosecutors that you understand what has happened and are actively working to correct the situation. Retaining a criminal defense attorney further demonstrates your respect for the magnitude of your situation. So, if you have been charged with a DUII offense, reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can help you take all of the necessary steps to set yourself up for a successful defense.