Bend DUI Lawyer
Results-Focused Representation in Deschutes County
DU, 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’re facing DUII charges, 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 DUII 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 & Ash, we take every case seriously. Our DUI defense attorneys in Deschutes County offer top-quality legal representation for any client charged with DUII.
Can Lawyers Get You Out Of A DUI?
What is very crucial for you to realize, is each person’s DUI case and circumstances are unique and situations are never identical. Therefore, the outcome in court will vary depending upon your own arrest details and facts of what happened when you were arrested. You need to have the details of your arrest professionally examined as soon as possible.
In Oregon, 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 include:
- Jail time
- 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.
What Happens When You Get Your First DUI in Oregon?
For a first conviction, the minimum fine is $1,000. The driver’s license suspension period is 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.
Don’t Let a DUII Conviction Threaten Your Future
DUI charges 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 & Ash, we 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 defense strategy. We take a detail-oriented approach that considers you as a whole person. We genuinely want to help our clients, and when you hire one of our criminal defense lawyers to handle your case, you can be sure you’re getting a lawyer you can trust.
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We Provide Personal Attention to Every Client
We Handle Cases at Both State and Federal Levels
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