Driving Under The Influence


Driving under the influence of intoxicants, also referred to as a DUII, DUI or DWI in Oregon, is a criminal charge that almost anyone may face.  For many people the stress of a DUI charge can be overwhelming and confusing, which is why you should contact a DUI attorney immediately. At Oliveros Law Group we are here to help defend your rights during every aspect of your DUI case.

Protecting Your Interests in DUII Prosecutions

A DUII charge in Oregon is extremely complicated and can be a hard charge to beat.  State law specifically does not allow plea negotiations that would amend an original charge of DUII to a traffic offense that does not involve alcohol or drugs. Nevertheless, you still have constitutional rights, you are still presumed innocent until proven guilty, and you still have interests to protect in sentencing even upon conviction.

Expert Advice About a DUII, DUI or DUI Arrest

At Oliveros Law Group, we work closely with our clients to make sure that our strategies for your drinking and driving defense fit your objectives and the demands of your particular case. If you are charged with a first DUII offense, you will probably be eligible for diversion away from criminal prosecution altogether. If you have a prior conviction, however, we will need to look harder at your case to find a way to protect you from a lengthy suspension or even lifetime loss of your license.

Common DUI Questions:

What is the DUI limit in Oregon?

The legal limit in Oregon is .08, but you can get a DUI for “blowing” under the limit if anything registers because it shows proof of a substance being in your system and can result in a citation and arrest.

Do I need a Lawyer for a first time DUI?

Yes, always. The first thing you should do is contact an attorney so you know all of your rights.

What happens when I get a DUI in Oregon?

First you will be arrested. Then you will be arraigned where you plead guilty or not guilty and the process begins, which includes determining if the individual qualifies for Diversion.

What is Diversion?

Diversion is an agreement with the court that requires DUI offenders to complete DUI classes, undergo alcohol treatment, submit to random urine tests, and complete mandated community service. In exchange, the DUI charges are dropped. This means that the DUI offender avoids criminal charges.

Service Areas

We service clients in Portland, OR, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Hillsboro, McMinnville, West Linn, Oregon City, Gresham, Salem, Newberg, Wilsonville, Woodburn and Clackamas.

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If you have any questions regarding DUI charges contact the attorneys at Oliveros Law Group, PC, (503) 335-3800 or fill out the form below.

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