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DUI Penalties in Portland, Oregon

Consequences Involved After Receiving a DUI

Driving under the influence is a serious offense for motorists in Oregon. A DUI conviction has many penalties including expensive fines, a jail sentence, and driver's license suspension. A person convicted of DUI can be facing extensive consequences if convicted. The severity of the DUI penalties imposed upon you in a conviction will vary based upon factors such as the amount of alcohol or drugs that are alleged to have been in your system at the time of the offense, whether it was your first offense, or if you have an record of multiple DUI offenses.

Even in a first offense the penalties are very severe. A DUI conviction will also remain on one's driving and will impact potential future employment opportunities due to background checks, and will also increase one's insurance rates substantially. I have served at over 100 criminal trials, and I am proud to have become a respected authority on DUI law and DUI defense. I urge you to contact me so I can evaluate your case and advise you of your defense options.

The penalties imposed in a first time misdemeanor DUI include:

  • 48 hours minimum to 1 year in jail
  • 80 hours community service
  • Minimum fine of $1,000, up to 10,000 in some cases involving minors
  • Driver's license suspension for one year
  • Installation of a ignition interlock device, at your cost
  • Court-ordered drug or alcohol treatment
  • Participation in a Victim Impact Panel

The penalties imposed for a second DUI conviction include:

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Minimum fines of $1,500
  • Driver's license suspension for 3 years (if your earlier conviction was within a 5-year lookback period)
  • Installation of a ignition interlock device for 2 years, at your cost
  • Court-ordered drug or alcohol treatment
  • Participation in a Victim Impact panel

The penalties imposed for a third DUI conviction could include:

  • Felony conviction on your criminal record
  • Up to 5 years incarceration
  • $2,000 minimum fines
  • Permanent revocation of your driver's license
  • 2 years installation of a ignition interlock device, if license reinstated
  • Court-ordered drug or alcohol treatment program
  • Participation in a Victim Impact Panel

Portland DUI Defense Lawyer

Have you been charged with a DUI in the Portland area? I can help you defend against the charges. There are several details related to the police stop, the arrest, and the testing procedures that should be evaluated immediately. I have extensive knowledge and experience in helping people like you fight and win their cases. I have spent years working with clients facing misdemeanor or felony DUI charges and achieving positive results. If you need a DUI defense attorney in the Portland area call my offices at Neal Weingart, Attorney at Law, LLC to schedule an appointment today. The faster you make an appointment, the faster we can discuss your options for defense against your DUI charge. I can advise you of what can be done to defend you, and then proceed to seek to get the charges dismissed, reduced or win the case at trial. Call now.

Neal Weingart, Attorney at Law LLC - Portland Criminal Defense Lawyer
Located at 1906 SW Madison St, Portland, OR 97205.
Phone: (503) 483-4025.
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