When Is A DUI A Felony?

A DUI can be a felony, but only if it is your third DUI conviction. Even a DUI charge is potentially your third conviction, it will only be a felony conviction if your two previous DUI convictions occurred within the past 10 years. If you have a previous felony DUI conviction, all subsequent convictions will

Oregon Field Sobriety Tests

Field sobriety tests are tests that a police officer will have you take on the side of the road as a part of a DUI investigation. Many people agree to take these tests thinking that they are legally required to do so. The fact is that you can refuse to take field sobriety tests. Your

Biggest mistakes people make during a DUI investigation

There are a lot of mistakes people make when they get stopped and an officer initiates a DUI investigation. These mistakes can make your situation much worse and possibly make it much more difficult to defend your case. The most obvious mistake, is that people tend to say too much. In general, people have an

Can I fight DUI in Court in Oregon

There are a number of situations where it might make sense to fight DUI in Court, with a jury trial. One is that you’ve got a good case to prove that you didn’t commit the crime of DUI. For example, if you blew under .08 or even blew zeros, and the officer thinks that you’re

DUI Attorney Cost – Why hire a lawyer

DUI Attorney Cost Is the added cost of hiring an attorney worth it? With the costs of a DUI ranging potentially into the thousands of dollars, the additional DUI attorney cost might seem like too much of a burden for some. On the other hand, when you consider the confusing network of laws, between the

What to know if charged with DUI in Oregon.

The crime of DUII in Oregon A driver can be charged with DUI in Oregon for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. This can mean either that you have a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater or that your mental and physical capabilities are adversely affected by alcohol or a controlled substance. It

How to reduce DUI penalties

How to reduce DUI penalties Special DUII programs available to Multnomah County residents Multnomah County is one of the few Oregon counties that has programs, other than the statewide DUI diversion program, that can help you reduce DUI penalties and sanctions resulting from a conviction. Since Multnomah county experiences the most DUIs in Oregon, the county