Driving under the influence of intoxicants (“DUII”) may be a common criminal offense, but the consequences of a DUII conviction are certainly not minor. In Oregon, conviction on a single charge of DUII can result in severe criminal penalties, including monetary fines and jail time. If you are arrested and charged with DUII in or near Portland, Oregon, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.
At the Law Office of J. Clay McCaslin, we represent clients charged with DUII (also known as DUI or DWI). If you have been arrested on DUII charges in Oregon, you need aggressive, effective representation to advise you and to defend your rights. Contact Portland DUII defense attorney J. Clay McCaslin online or call 503-239-1910 to schedule a consultation.
Arrested for DUII: What Now?
A DUII charge in Oregon is based on the arresting officer’s belief that the driver of a vehicle is intoxicated. Intoxication can result from one or more intoxicants, including alcohol, narcotics, and inhalants. If you are stopped for driving while intoxicated, you will likely be asked to take a breath test. Failure to do so may result in serious consequences, including an increase in the mandatory suspension of your driving privileges from 90 days to a full year.
In the event of your arrest, you have rights that prohibit the use of certain tactics by police and prosecutors. Unfortunately, you may not know what those rights are, and the people trying to convict you will not tell you. Attorney Clay McCaslin can help make sure your rights are protected.
Defenses to DUII
Our law firm assists arrested for drunk driving with identifying the best defense to the charges against them. We will examine the police reports, compare them with the facts reported by you and the other evidence, and prepare a defense that is best suited to the facts of your case. Depending on the evidence that is excluded, this may greatly improve your chances of a reduction or dismissal of the charges against you.
Contact Our Portland DUII Attorney Today
If you have been arrested on charges of DUII in Oregon, you cannot afford to wait. Do not expose yourself to unnecessary fines, jail time, and permanent blemishes on your criminal and DMV driving records.Contact our DUII lawyer online or call 503-239-1910 to schedule a consultation.