If you are facing DUII charges, you may be shocked, confused and scared. A DUII conviction can affect not only your driving privileges, but your insurance rates and possibly job opportunities.
Vehicular crimes are the most common crimes seen in Oregon. Vehicular crimes can never be expunged from your record, which makes fighting a conviction more important. It is crucial to find the best, most experienced DUII Oregon attorney you can find to help keep your record clean.
If you are facing a DUII charge, the state of Oregon does not allow this charge to be reduced to a lesser offense. Edward Koll is a former prosecutor who worked extensively as Multnomah County’s “DUII Deputy.” Through this role, he prosecute thousands of DUII cases and can use his expertise to fight your charges.
In Oregon, a DUII charge triggers two separate, but parallel cases. One is the criminal case, which deals with the jail time, fines, treatment as well as community service required of you. The second is the DMV case, which focuses on your license suspension from failing or refusing a breath or blood test.
You may be eligible for the Diversion program if you are facing your first ever DUII. Through this program, you can get the DUII off your record without a conviction. You eligibility is dependent on not having any court-ordered drug or alcohol treatment in the past 15 years, not having any DUII-related incidents in the past 15 years and not being convicted of vehicular assault, manslaughter or homicide in the past 15 years.
If you are not eligible for Diversion, you will have to go to trial or take a plea bargain. You will face up to two years probation, a mandatory one year suspension of your license, a minimum of 80 service hours or 48 hours in jail, a fine of at least $1,000, court fines and fees, a drug and/or alcohol treatment program at your expense among other penalties.
The penalties increase with each subsequent conviction. It is in your best interest to have an experienced professional in your court fighting for your rights. Call our offices today for your free, initial consultation.