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Defending Those Facing Their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th DUI Offense

Ward & Grover is committed to defending the rights of the accused in Bend and throughout the state of Oregon. Our firmis highly experienced in handling DUI cases, including those involving multiple DUI offenses.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your case. Call (541) 312-5150 to speak with our Bend multiple DUI lawyers.

Penalties for Multiple DUI Offenses in Oregon

Under Oregon law, the penalties for a DUI conviction are severe. If you are convicted of DUI more than once, the penalties increase exponentially. This is why it is so important to retain qualified legal representation from a skilled Bend multiple DUI attorney if you are facing criminal charges.

The penalties for multiple DUI offenses in Oregon include:

  • Jail time
  • Steep fines and fees
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Suspension of your driver's license
  • Required participation in a substance abuse treatment program
  • Probation

These are only the criminal penalties you will face. A DUI conviction can also result in the loss of your job, the inability to find new employment, and even the end of your professional career. This is why it is crucial that you secure the services of an experienced attorney who can help you fight your charges and work to mitigate the consequences you face.

How Many DUIs Does It Take to Get a Felony?

In Oregon, a DUI becomes a felony on the 4th offense. The first three DUIs are Class A misdemeanors in Oregon. A DUI is a Class C felony if it is your 4th DUI within 10 years. A DUI is a Class C felony if it is your 3rd DUI within 10 years and you have a prior DUI conviction that is more than 10 years old. A DUI is a Class C felony if you have a prior felony DUI conviction, regardless of the time that has passed since the conviction.

Can You Get a DUI Expunged in Oregon?

It is possible to have a DUI conviction expunged from your record in the state of Oregon. However, you must meet certain criteria in order to be eligible for an expunction, and you must wait for a certain period of time to pass before you can apply.

Under Oregon law, you are eligible to have a DUI expunged if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have completed all of the terms of your sentence, including probation
  • You have met all of the requirements of the court, including the payment of fines and fees
  • You have not been arrested or convicted of any other offense
  • At least 10 years have passed since the date of your DUI conviction

If you are eligible for a DUI expungement, you must file a petition with the court. The court will then hold a hearing to determine if you are eligible for expungement. If your petition is granted, your DUI will be removed from your criminal record and you can legally state that you have never been convicted of a crime.

Defending Multiple DUI Charges in Oregon

There are many ways to fight multiple DUI charges in Oregon. Our DUI defense lawyers in Bend can help you explore all your defense options, including the possibility of challenging the legality of your traffic stop or the results of your breath or blood test. We will work to build a strong and effective defense strategy that is tailored to your unique situation and goals.

Some of the most common defenses to DUI charges include:

  • Challenging the legality of the traffic stop
  • Arguing that the field sobriety tests were not properly administered
  • Arguing that the breathalyzer or blood test results were inaccurate
  • Claiming that you were not actually "driving" at the time of the arrest
  • Arguing that you had a medical condition that caused you to fail the field sobriety tests

Our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into your case to determine which defenses may be available to you. We will work to identify any weaknesses in the prosecution's case and use them to your advantage, all in an effort to help you avoid a conviction.

Get the Help You Need Today

Multiple DUI offenses are taken very seriously in Oregon. If you have been charged with a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th DUI, you could be facing a wide range of severe penalties. Our Bend multiple DUI lawyers have the experience, skill, and resources to help you fight your charges.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your case. Call (541) 312-5150 to speak with our Bend multiple DUI lawyers.

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  • 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 Focused on Criminal Defense

  • We Have over 50 Years of Combined Experience

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  • Assault IV Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Assault and Harassment Case Dismissed
  • Private Indecency, Criminal Mistreatment I x2 (felony) Not Guilty Verdict
  • Sex Abuse III x4 Not Guilty Jury Verdict
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