5 Reasons to Hire an Attorney After DUII

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When you get behind the wheel after having one too many drinks, you know you are taking a risk. If you get pulled over and are charged with a DUII, your situation just went from risky to critical.

DUII charges are serious and can pose large penalties. It’s essential to hire an experienced DUII attorney to represent you against these charges. Without an attorney, you will need to navigate the legal process alone, which can be detrimental to your case. It could even land you in jail.

DUII Penalties in Oregon

If you are convicted of a DUII in Oregon, you could be facing serious penalties. Some of the potential penalties include:

First-time DUII offenders:

  • A minimum of 48 hours of jail time or 80 hours of community service
  • A maximum fine of $10,000
  • A minimum one-year license suspension
  • Completion of a drug and alcohol treatment program
  • Possible installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on your vehicle

Second-time DUII offenders:

  • A minimum of 48 hours of jail time, but likely 15 to 30 days of jail
  • Maximum sentence of one year in jail
  • A maximum fine of $10,000
  • A minimum three-year license suspension depending on the timing of prior conviction
  • Completion of a drug and alcohol treatment program
  • Possible installation of an IID on your vehicle

Third-time DUII offenders:

  • A minimum of 90 days of jail time, with a maximum of 5 years in jail if the DUII is treated as a felony
  • A maximum fine of $10,000
  • Lifetime revocation of license
  • Completion of a drug and alcohol treatment program
  • Possible installation of an IID on your vehicle

In addition to these penalties, it will result in a criminal record, which can impact future employment, and cause other issues. You can try to avoid these penalties, or try to reduce them, by hiring an experienced DUII attorney.

Why You Need a DUII Attorney

When facing these serious charges, you need an experienced attorney who can represent you. Some of the benefits an attorney provides include:

  1. Helping you understand the legal process: A DUII attorney knows the laws and has experience with the legal process. This includes knowing what happens in court, what consequences the charges can have, what paperwork needs to be filed, and more. This will help you better understand what to expect.
  2. Minimizing consequences: A DUII attorney can work to minimize the penalties that come with a DUII charge. They can try to reduce fines, reduce license suspension, and try to keep you out of jail. They can also work on your behalf to negotiate a plea deal or try to get the charges dismissed.
  3. Protecting your rights: An attorney can ensure that the evidence used against you is admissible, that your rights were not violated during the arrest, and that you are treated fairly throughout the process.
  4. Providing expertise: A DUII attorney has experience with these cases. They know what can be challenged, what evidence to provide, and how to build a case to help you.
  5. Providing assurances: An attorney can provide peace of mind throughout a stressful time. They can set expectations for what you can expect, draw out the various scenarios for you, and answer questions to ensure you know what’s going on and what will happen next.

Let Us Help You

If you are facing DUII charges, let our lawyers at The Law Offices of Alexzander C.J. Adams, P.C. help. You don’t have to face these charges alone. We work for you, the people, and not institutions. Contact us for a free case evaluation, or no-obligation consultation. We are dedicated to helping you overcome this small bump in the road and assisting you to get on with your life.

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