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Bend DUI Attorney

Results-Focused Defense Lawyer in Deschutes County, Oregon

DUI, known as DUII, or “driving under the influence of intoxicants,” in Oregon, are common and prosecutors are notoriously aggressive when pursuing a conviction.

If you are charged with DUII in Bend, you may face a loss of your driving privileges, fines, and jail or prison time depending upon the circumstances of your case and any previous convictions.

A drunk driving conviction can have lasting consequences and may make it impossible for you to maintain your employment.

With so much at stake, it’s recommended that you secure legal representation as soon as possible.

At Ward Grover, we take every case seriously.

Our Deschutes County DUI attorneys offer top-quality legal representation with experience for any client charged with DUI or DUII.

Can a Lawyer Really Help With DUI?

It is worth getting a DUI lawyer since those laws are complicated, change constantly, and these cases have unique facts. That being said, having a skilled DUI lawyer can provide a prospective client to handle representation.

The outcome of your DUI case may favor you by having a lawyer.

Our defensive team thoroughly investigates the circumstances leading up to your arrest. Not conducting a breathalyzer test does not mean you are guilty because you failed.

Even if you burp, that can alter the results on that specific test, making it a part of the evidence against you.

That is not entirely reliable evidence.

Also, standard field sobriety tests have proven to be less-than-reliable standards for determining whether someone is drunk.

Our DUI lawyer at Ward Grover challenges all evidence against you and fights for the best possible result on your behalf!

For a FREE consultation regarding a DUI, contact our Bend-city attorneys from Ward Grover or call us at (541) 312-5150.

What are the Penalties for DUI in OR?

In Bend, if you are found to have a blood alcohol content above the legal limit of .08 percent, you may face criminal charges.

Oregon also has mandatory minimum sentencing for DUII charges. This means that if you’re convicted, you will automatically be dealing with a set of penalties that will adversely impact your life.

The penalties for a conviction in Bend for drunk driving include:

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • License suspensions
  • Ignition interlock device installation

The degree to which these penalties are imposed will depend on the circumstances of your case and the existence of any previous convictions on your record.

In addition to the mandatory penalties upon conviction, you may also be required to perform court-mandated community service or participation in rehabilitation programs in the great city of Bend.

If you're arrested for a DUII and drugs other than alcohol are found in your possession, you may face even more severe drug crime penalties.

What Happens When You Get Your First DUI?

For a first conviction of DUI in Oregon:

  • Minimum fine of $1,000.
  • Driver’s license suspension period of 90 days.

Under Oregon law, DUI is a Class A misdemeanor, except when the offender has been convicted of DUI at least three times in 10 years prior to the date of the fourth or subsequent offense.

In that case, the offender commits a Class C felony. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in prison, a fine of up to $6,250, or both.

Class C felonies are punishable by up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $125,000, or both.

Can You Get a DUI Removed From Your Record in Oregon?

Unfortunately, according to state law, expungement is not possible and is prohibited from DUI convictions. Even if you can have your case dismissed once you complete a DUII diversion program and live in Oregon, a DUII will permanently stay on your record.

Don’t Let a DUI Conviction Threaten Your Future

Being charged with a DUI can be challenging to deal with. In addition to fines and jail time, a conviction can preclude you from certain types of employment or affect custody and visitation of your children.

At Ward Grover, our attorneys know how crucial it is that you have a favorable outcome for your case, and our DUI lawyers in Bend, work hard to provide you with a strong defensive strategy.

Our law firm takes a detail-oriented approach that considers you as a whole person.

Our law firm genuinely want to help our clients, and when you hire one of our criminal defense lawyers to handle your DUI case, you can be sure you’re getting an attorney from Bend, Oregon you can trust.

To speak with an experienced attorney serving Bend, Oregon, call (541) 312-5150 or contact us online. We have FREE consultations and same-day appointments available.

Client Success Stories

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What Sets Us Apart?

Committed, Zealous & Compassionate Representation
  • Known in the Community as a Trusted Law Firm

  • We Provide Personal Attention to Every Client

  • We Handle Cases at Both State and Federal Levels

  • Our Team Consists of Criminal Defense Specialists

  • Our Firm Is Exclusively Focused on Criminal Defense

  • We Have over 80 Years of Combined Experience

Recent Case Results

Let Us Work Towards a Favorable Outcome
  • Assault and Harassment Case Dismissed
  • Assault II x2 (Measure 11); Assault III, Reckless Endangerment x3. Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Assault IV Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Att. Rape I, Sex Abuse I (Measure 11), Sex Abuse III, Assault IV x 2 Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Menacing Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Endangerment Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Private Indecency, Criminal Mistreatment I x2 (felony) Not Guilty Verdict
  • Reckless Driving Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Sex Abuse III x4 Not Guilty Jury Verdict

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