DUI

In Oregon, drunk driving is called DUII – “Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.” The state can prosecute for intoxication by: (1) intoxicating liquor, (2) controlled substances, (3) an inhalant, or (4) any combination of the above.

DUI Medford Oregon Defense LawyerThe law allows the state to prosecute a person whose blood alcohol concentration is less than 0.08% if the state can prove that the person was impaired to a “noticeable and perceptible degree.”

Additionally, the law allows the state to prosecute a person who is taking their medication as prescribed if the state can prove the person was impaired by their medication. An arrest for DUI can have serious consequences: incarceration, fines, driver’s license suspension, increased insurance costs, mandatory treatment, and loss of professional licensing. The DMV will automatically suspend a suspect’s license for failing or refusing a breath test if a hearing is not requested within 10 days.

First time DUI offenders are usually eligible for the diversion program. A defendant who goes through the diversion program can avoid jail, a license suspension, and a criminal conviction. However, the diversion program still has significant consequences including restrictions on driving, treatment obligations, and court fees.

DUI Medford Oregon Defense AttorneyI am an attorney based in Medford, Oregon, and I offer representation in all aspects of DUI law. This includes walking someone through the diversion process or representing a client in a felony DUI trial. My law office is in the heart of Jackson County, and I have represented hundreds of clients in Southern Oregon on DUI charges and other traffic offenses. I have won cases at trial, had cases dismissed before trial, and negotiated mitigated resolutions.

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