Driving Under The Influence Attorney (DUI)
In Oregon, drinking and driving charges are referred to as Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Although the technical abbreviation of the charge is DUII, our clients, and even some legal professionals use DUI and DWI interchangeably. However you refer to it, driving while impaired is a serious charge. A DUII can have a significant impact on your daily life, your family, and your career. At Oliveros Law Group we provide an aggressive defense aimed at minimizing the consequences of a conviction.
Protecting Your Interests in DUII Prosecutions
A DUII charge is a hard charge to beat in Oregon. State law specifically forbids 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 DWI Arrest
If you provided a breath or blood sample to the arresting officer that shows a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher, basic proof of the crime is complete. If you did not provide a sample or if it shows .06 or .07, you can still be charged with DUII based on other evidence, most often the arresting officer’s observations of your speech, appearance, behavior, coordination and odor.
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.