What Consequences Will You Face if You’re a first-time DUI Offender In Oregon

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Drinking alcohol is not illegal and nobody will arrest you for having a beer or wine. However, deciding to drive after consuming alcoholic drinks is illegal and dangerous. Not only you’re putting yourself in real danger, but you also put others at risk of your DUI. Drinking and driving in Oregon will lead to arresting and […]

Can A DUI Really Affect My Divorce?

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Divorce and driving under the influence of intoxicants are completely different topics. Therefore, you would be forgiven for thinking that one has nothing to do with the other. However, it really is true that a DUII conviction can impact every aspect of your life. You probably already know that it can affect you financially, professionally, […]

Is It Illegal to Drive While High in Portland, OR?

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Oregon has permitted the use of recreational marijuana since 2015. This may be why some people think it’s okay to drive while high. Everyone knows that driving under the influence of alcohol is a crime. However, you may not know that Oregon’s laws also prohibit driving under the influence of marijuana. Notably, the offense is […]

Will My Oregon DUII Conviction Ever Be Expunged?

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Oregon is one of the strictest states when it comes to impaired driving. If you’ve been convicted of driving under the influence of intoxicants, you may be wondering how long it will stay on your record. This is natural since a DUII conviction can affect several aspects of your life. If you’re familiar with DUII […]

Common Questions Surrounding DUII Charges in Oregon

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People facing charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants often have several questions. In addition to not knowing much about Oregon’s laws, they have lots of misconceptions based on anecdotes or TV shows. This is problematic because they may not be aware of the rights they have under the law. They may also make […]

How to Avoid a DUI Charge in Oregon

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People often ask how they can avoid a DUI charge. Some are just curious while others want to know if there’s a way to escape the consequences of driving while drunk. No right-thinking individual would ever encourage drivers to get behind the wheel when they’re intoxicated. Driving while under the influence of either drugs or […]

Why You Shouldn’t Represent Yourself in a Portland DUI Case

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Many people consider representing themselves when charged with a crime. Even though driving while under the influence of intoxicants is serious, some individuals are tempted to take their chances. The law allows anyone to appear on their own behalf. This is legally known as appearing “pro se”. However, the fact that it’s a legal option […]

How to Prepare for Your First Consultation with a Portland DUI Lawyer

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If you’ve been arrested and charged with driving under the influence, one of the first things you should do is contact an attorney. You’ve probably seen many DUI lawyers inviting accused people to schedule a consultation. You may be tempted to just call or show up at the arranged time without doing any “homework”. While […]

I Drove Drunk and Got into an Accident. Can a Bar Be Held Responsible?

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Everyone knows it’s dangerous to drink and drive, but people still do it. Some people are so confident in their driving abilities that they believe they can get home safely after drinking a lot. Even with the ready availability of rideshare solutions in Oregon, some people still take a chance. Sometimes, they do make it […]

What to Expect After Your DUI Arrest in Oregon

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If you’ve never been arrested for driving under the influence, you probably have no idea about what will happen to you. It’s certainly not something you’ll be prepared for since no one expects to get arrested when they get behind the wheel. Even if you had a few drinks and you knew you shouldn’t drive, […]

Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Oregon?

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If you get pulled over by the police on suspicion of drunk driving, you’ll likely have lots of questions. This is likely to be the case especially if it’s your first time. When the officer is standing in front of you and holding a breathalyzer machine, you may be nervous and unsure of your rights. […]

What Do Oregon’s Laws Say About Underage DUIs?

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If you’re a minor or a parent of a minor, you should never see driving under the influence as just a youthful mistake. While it is true that young people often make bad decisions, the court won’t be lenient simply because the driver is under the age of 21. If you or your child gets […]