*Time is Critical After an Oregon DUII Arrest*
Before you read any further, please note that certain timelines start to run immediately after your Oregon arrest for DUII. If you do not request a hearing in writing from the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles within 10 days of your arrest, your license may be automatically suspended. Contact an experienced Oregon DUII lawyer immediately to preserve this right before time expires.
Lawyers Who Know The Oregon Diversion ProcessOur attorneys are big advocates of the DUII Diversion option, generally available to first time offenders (or those who have not participated in Diversion in Oregon or a similar program in the past 15 years). It is a program that, while not entirely painless, puts the client back in control of the outcome of their case. If successful, the Diversion program will result in the DUII charge being dismissed, no license suspension associated with the criminal case, and the ability to avoid SR-22 insurance requirements. That said, the process can be confusing, particularly when taken together with the completely separate license suspension issue associated with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You need an advocate on your side who knows how these issues interplay, and who can help you coordinate each issue to your advantage. Oregon Diversion FAQ
The Philosophy of Our Oregon DUII Diversion AttorneysDUIIs happen to good people. Nobody starts out the day expecting to need a DUII lawyer. However, sometimes circumstances unexpectedly require you to seek help. Whether an arrest for Oregon DUII is caused by a lapse of judgment, a single bad decision, or even just plain bad luck, you need somebody on your side looking out for you from the moment a police officer places you under arrest. We know that DUII arrests happen across all economic groups, races, sexes, and religions. An arrest for DUII is often the first encounter with the criminal justice system that lifelong law-abiding citizens have ever had. The process can be simultaneously humiliating, confusing, and terrifying.
We understand and believe that DUIIs happen to good people – mothers and fathers, grandparents, children, teachers, politicians, or even judges. Our Oregon DUII lawyers maintain that our only job for our client is to help them through the legal process, not to judge the circumstance.
We believe that an informed client is more comfortable with the legal process. Our goal from the first meeting forward is to educate our clients about what to expect, rather than keeping them in the dark about what the future holds in their case. People often begin researching lawyers by using generic terms like “best Portland DUII attorney” or “best Oregon DUII lawyer.” The truth is, the best DUII attorney for your circumstance is the one who accomplishes your goals, communicates with you regularly, and provides solid legal advice along the way. We believe that it is important to build a trusting relationship between client and attorney so that we can best serve your needs.
Attorneys Focused on Oregon DUII Diversion LawOur Oregon DUII attorneys focus on one area of Oregon criminal defense: Oregon DUII law and DUII Diversion. Criminal law is a very expansive legal discipline, and our Oregon DUII lawyers have dedicated their practice to becoming experts in DUII, as well as Oregon Diversion, procedure and defense. Unlike Oregon criminal defense law firms that handle any type of matter, we limit our practice to helping those arrested for DUII and aggressively protecting their interests.
Our law firm was built on a foundation of integrity towards our clients. You can expect fair billing practices, excellent communication, and rigorous preparation at every stage of the case. When you come in for a consultation, you will receive a full folder of information about Oregon DUII law, including this promise to you during your case.
Call Us For a Consultation Even if you don’t become a client, we will be happy to answer your questions during our initial consultation. We attempt to schedule all initial consultations with two attorneys of our firm – so you can meet us and so that we can get to know you. When you hire our firm, you are hiring a team of legal experts, not just a single lawyer.
With collective experience as attorneys, business owners, engineers, planning coordinators, and domestic violence advocates, our team has a sophisticated understanding of legal issues and how they affect people. It is our goal to provide you with seasoned legal guidance at every phase of a DUII case.503.445.1575
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