The mayor of Aurora, OR, a town of 1,000 people south of Portland, has resigned after receiving his third DUI in nine years. Upon receiving this most recent DUI, the mayor put in his immediate resignation to the city council. They will now have to appoint a new mayor to lead the city. The previous mayor stepped down in 2011 because he was moving to a new city. As for this most recent mayor, he will almost certainly need a Portland DUI attorney to help with this serious charge.
Portland DUI Attorney on Multiple DUI Offenses
The state of Oregon takes drunk driving very seriously, especially for people with multiple offenses. For those charged with drunk driving a third time like the mayor above, you could face the following penalties:
- Minimum of 90 days in a jail with a maximum of five years
- $2,000 fine
- Three year license suspension
- Ignition interlock installed on your vehicle
Because of the serious threats of significant jail time and significant fines, if you have received multiple intoxicated driving convictions in Oregon, it is very important that you contact a Portland DUI attorney right away. They can get to work crafting a defense which may be able to keep you out of jail and keep you behind the wheel legally.
While some people think that a drunk driving charge cannot be fought, a Portland DUI attorney may be able to find holes in the prosecution’s case. For instance, if the reliability of the testing equipment cannot be verified, that evidence may be excluded. Or if a police officer improperly pulled you over, then the charges may be dismissed. Because each case is unique, a Portland DUI attorney will have to learn the specific details of your case in order to formulate a defense strategy. Contact Corbridge & Kroll for a free consultation to discuss your case.