What You Need to Know About Hardship or Restricted License

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Driving is a necessity and most people depend on their vehicles for transportation. If you get arrested for DUI, one of the penalties you’ll face is a suspension of your license. This is a serious thing that will affect your life. The inability to drive could lead you to lose your job, being unable to […]

What Happens If You Refuse Field Sobriety and Breathalyzer Test In Oregon

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When a police officer stops you because they suspect you have been drinking, they will ask you (besides the breathalyzer test) to do a field sobriety test. The question is should you decline it? In the state of Oregon, you can refuse to do this test, but keep in mind that if you refuse, it […]

DUI and Hit-and-run Accidents: What You Should Know

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Hit-and-run accidents are considered serious offenses even if the driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In general, the penalties for a hit-and-run conviction mainly depend on if the accident caused damages, injuries, or death. If any hit-and-run accidents caused only damage to property, it would be considered a misdemeanor (in most […]

Breathalyzer Test: How Smoking Affects It and How it May Show Inaccurate Readings

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About one billion people, or about 20% of the world’s population, are smokers. Occasional smokers tend to smoke only when they drink.  This can be a problem, since smoking can affect the breathalyzer test, in case you get pulled over by an officer. Breathalyzer tests tend to show inaccurate results and get plenty of critics […]

What You Need To Know About DUI, Disorderly Conduct and Violent Behavior

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Being pulled over and arrested for DUI is a crime in all states. Disorderly conduct, also called “disturbing the peace” is considered a crime that involves offensive or disruptive public activity. In some states, public intoxication is considered disorderly conduct; in others, it is a separate criminal offense. Oregon law considers public intoxication as a […]

What You Need to Know About Passenger DUI Charges

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Driving under the influence is illegal and is considered a crime in most states. If an officer pulls over a drunk driver, they would be arrested at the scene and taken to the hospital for a blood test; the officer may also take them to the police station for a breathalyzer test. But, what happens […]

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 […]