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DUI Lawyers in Bend, Oregon

When faced with a DUII, choosing the right lawyer can make all the difference. Our extensive knowledge of DUI law and defense strategies, coupled with our extensive courtroom experience, allows us to provide our clients with exceptional DUII defense representation. Our goal is always to protect your rights, minimize the consequences of an arrest, and secure your driving privileges.

We understand that a drunk driving or DUI charge in Oregon can be an overwhelming and stressful experience.  Under Oregon law, penalties for DUI can include steep fines, driver’s license suspensions or revocations, probation, court-ordered rehabilitation and treatment programs, and significant periods of incarceration.  In the event you or a loved one is arrested for DUI, you need an experienced attorney who can immediately review your case, explain your options, and prepare a robust defense strategy to protect you, your driving privileges, and your peace of mind.

Schedule a free consultation today by calling (541) 527-7515 and learn how we can prepare your best DUI defense. 

Our criminal defense attorneys are well-versed in the latest developments and techniques involved in effective DUII defense. We pride ourselves in our level of knowledge, and stay up to speed with updates in legislation, case law, and advancements in scientific testing methods such as breathalyzers, the Intoxilyzer 8,000 (an instrument widely used in Oregon), and other methods to test for the presence of drugs or alcohol in the breath or blood. We utilize this knowledge to challenge the accuracy and validity of test results to ensure that your rights are protected.

By choosing a Haskett Williams Monaghan Attorneys at Law attorney to represent you or a loved one facing a DUI charge, you are choosing experience, knowledge, a proven track record of success in and out of the courtroom. We are effective communicators who can ease you through your case, and we understand that each DUI case is unique, which is why we approach each case and client with a personalized and tailored approach and strategy. Our attorneys meticulously gather and analyze evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts when necessary to build a compelling defense on your behalf.

We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of a favorable outcome for you.

Speak to an experienced DUI attorney now by calling (541) 527-7515.

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Oregon’s Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) law prohibits drivers from operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, cannabis, psilocybin, a controlled substance, or an inhalant.  Although you may have heard of a “legal limit” before, in Oregon you can be found guilty of DUII with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) lower than 0.08% if you are still found to be impaired by a noticeable or perceptible degree.

Oregon law creates a legal presumption of impairment if a driver has a 0.08% BAC as shown by chemical analysis of the breath or blood of the driver.  These are typically demonstrated through the results of a breath test or a blood draw. Only an experienced DUI attorney will know how to challenge the results of these tests, or suppress evidence obtained from the tests by demonstrating unlawful police conduct.

DUII attorneys in Bend, OR

Under Oregon law, DUII can be alleged as a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a fine of up to $6,250, or a level C Felony, punishable by up to five years in the Oregon Department of Corrections and a fine of up to $125,000 for a driver with multiple prior DUII convictions.  

Other potential penalties of DUII often include:

  • Probation ranging from 18 to 36 months.

  • A mandatory minimum of 48 hours in jail or 80 hours of community work service for a first conviction. 

  • A mandatory fine of $1,000 for a first conviction, $1,500 for a second conviction, or $2,000 for a third or subsequent conviction, or if the driver’s BAC was 0.15% or greater.

  • Court-ordered treatment and other rehabilitative programs.  

  • A court order prohibiting the use or possession of alcohol, or going to places where alcohol is the primary item for sale (bars, liquor stores, breweries, etc.).

  • Attending, and paying for, a court-ordered victim impact panel. 

  • Criminal license suspensions ranging from 1 year to a lifetime revocation.

Your best DUII defense requires a comprehensive examination of your specific case by a skilled and experienced DUI defense attorney who understands and utilizes the laws pertaining to DUI and search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution and Article 1, Section 9, of the Oregon Constitution.  We can evaluate opportunities to suppress evidence unlawfully obtained by law enforcement, including the results of breath or blood tests, and utilize scientific evidence and expert testimony to your advantage to win your case.  

DMV Hearings 

DUII arrests often lead to an administrative case through the Oregon Department of Vehicles (DMV) that is separate and distinct from a criminal case or prosecution; they are typically based on the results of a breath test, or the refusal to take a breath test.  This process involves the suspension of an arrestee’s driving privileges under Oregon implied consent law, and hearings challenging the suspension must be requested by the driver in accordance with strict timelines and requirements.  Suspensions can range from 90 days to several years.

Your Haskett Williams Monaghan Attorneys at Law DUII defense attorney will counsel you on the importance of requesting a hearing with the DMV following a DUII arrest and will advocate on your behalf to defend your driving privileges, then use the hearing to gain advantages in your criminal case.  Call us today to learn more.  

DUII Diversion Program

You may be eligible to participate in a DUII diversion program which can result in the dismissal of a DUII charge.  There are several eligibility requirements, and the program itself can be difficult to navigate.  We can help assess your eligibility and counsel you on whether diversion is the right option for you.  If you decide to participate in diversion, we will prepare the necessary documents, and guide you through the program before filing a motion to dismiss your charge at the end of the diversion period.    

Your initial consultation is free.

Call us today to speak with an experienced DUII attorney, and let us answer your questions. (541) 527-7515