DUI Attorney in Portland
Fighting to Protect Your Rights & Your Future
It is a common misconception that those accused of driving under the influence (also known as DUII) are unable to fight back against these allegations. In fact, there are numerous legal defenses that can allow you to reduce or even eliminate the charges against you.
At the Law Office of Robert R. Cleland, our Portland DUI attorney understands the extent of these allegations and works with our clients towards a positive resolution in their case. We understand that you may be concerned about your future, and we are here to help.
Penalties for a DUI Conviction in Oregon
Oregon law requires anyone found guilty of DUI (also know as DUII) to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle. These require the driver of the vehicle to breathe into a device to start their car and sometimes while the car is moving. This information is then logged and sent to the court.
Additional penalties for a DUI in Oregon include:
- First Offense: 48 hours to one year in jail, 80 hours of community service, up to $10,000 in fines, and a one-year license suspension
- Second Offense: 48 hours to one year in jail, 80 hours of community service, up to $10,000 in fines, and a three-year license suspension
- Third Offense: Up to five years in jail, up to $125,000 in fines, and a permanent loss of license
After a DUI arrest, it is important to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Penalties resulting from a DUI can take place as soon as you or a loved one are arrested—even for a first offense. Working with an attorney can help protect these rights and reduce the criminal penalties that may be leveled against you.
At our firm, we examine all evidence with the support of experts, including whether the breathalyzer machine was properly calibrated or if the officer followed all proper and approved procedure.
We Uphold Your Rights Every Step of the Way
It is understandable that you may be worried about how a DUI arrest can affect your life. There is no need to handle this on your own. Our Portland DUI lawyer is here to guide you through the entire process, upholding your rights every step of the way.
When you retain the Law Office of Robert R. Cleland, we utilize our extensive knowledge of the law to craft a compelling case on your behalf. We help our clients secure the best possible result for their unique situation.
Don’t hesitate to receive the quality legal counsel you deserve. Reach out to us at (503) 433-8285 today.
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