What Happens If I Miss My DUI Court Date in Oregon?

DUI Court Date

There are many reasons why someone would miss a DUI court date. Sometimes, people don’t get proper notification about where and when they should appear. Others forget or get caught up with another task and don’t make it in time. Then, there are people who panic. Criminal charges are scary and for some individuals, they […]

What Happens if My Breath Test Shows I’m Over the Oregon’s Legal Limit?

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Everyone knows driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) is illegal and just plain dangerous. However, sometimes motorists in Portland and elsewhere in Oregon think they can make it home safely even after a night of drinking. You may have even previously driven home safely after a few drinks. However, since alcohol impairs your ability […]

Can I Get My DUI Charge Dismissed in Oregon?

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No one wants to get arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants. They certainly don’t want to have a DUI conviction on their record. If you have been charged with DUI in Oregon, you may be wondering if you can get the charge dismissed. Maybe you don’t think your driving was impaired or you […]

Woman Charged in Connection with Scappoose Crash That Injured Four

Woman Charged in Connection with Scappoose Crash That Injured Four

Twenty-three-year-old Lisa Sam is facing numerous charges after officials say she caused a serious crash in the area of Scappoose on Wednesday morning. Video from another vehicle’s dashcam reportedly shows her crossing the center lane of Highway 30 in a gray Kia and crashing into an oncoming car. The crash took place just before 8:30 […]

When Can a Teenager Be Charged with a DUI in Oregon?

Underage DUI in Oregon

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is always a serious offense. Not only is it against the law but it puts the driver and other road users at risk of injury. However, when minors are involved, the law takes impaired driving even more seriously. If you have teens living in your household, you […]

What is a DUII Diversion Program and How Can It Help Me?

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If you’ve been charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicants, you’ll want to avoid conviction. The penalties for DUII are harsh and the conviction will stay on your record forever. If it’s your first impaired driving charge, your attorney will likely discuss the Oregon DUII Diversion Program with you. Oregon law allows certain […]

What Does Implied Consent Mean?

Driver doesn't know what implied consent means

If you’re an Oregon driver, you’ve probably heard the term “implied consent” in relation to chemical testing. However, you may not be sure about exactly what it means if the police pull you over. If you want to be ready the next time you get behind the wheel, this article is for you. Oregon has […]

Will a DUI Stay on My Record Forever in Oregon?

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Getting convicted of driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) can create problems in several areas of your life. However, you may think that once you deal with the legal and administrative issues, you can move on. Unfortunately, you may not realize your desire for a fresh start. Your DUI will go on your DMV […]

Is It Okay to Work with a Public Defender if I’ve Been Charged with a DUI?

Charged with a DUI

Everyone who is charged with a DUI has the right to an attorney. If you don’t have the money to hire legal counsel, the court will appoint a lawyer and the government will pay. The court can appoint a public defender or a private attorney who accepts court-appointed cases. You typically won’t have a choice […]

How Do Oregon’s DUI Laws Affect Commercial Drivers?

Portland DUI

Anyone who is driving on Oregon’s roads needs to know the laws regarding driving while under the influence of intoxicants (DUII). They also need to follow them if they want to avoid a dangerous accident and/or a DUII conviction. However, if you’re a commercial driver, you need to be even more careful. You need to […]

Can I Get a DUI Even Though I Haven’t Been Drinking?

Charged with DUI

When you think about driving under the influence of a substance, alcohol may be the first thing that comes to mind. This isn’t surprising since drunk driving is a serious issue across the country. However, in Oregon, driving under the influence of intoxicants isn’t limited to alcohol. If you drive while impaired by weed, narcotics, […]

What Are the Penalties for a DUI in Portland, Oregon?

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Some people think driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is no big deal. They tell themselves that they can make it to their destination safely and no one will get hurt. However, given the damage that driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) can cause, many jurisdictions come down hard on offenders. If […]