Numerous high profile cases have led Oregon to pass some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the country. Even for first-time offenders who are offered diversion (a program that can result in the dismissal of all charges), the consequences can be very serious, and repeat offenders can lose their driving privileges for life. Whether you have been charged with misdemeanor DUI, felony DUI, vehicular assault, or other related offense, it is important to hire an experienced defense lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the system.
The expense of retaining an experienced DUI lawyer can sometimes feel like a part of the punishment, but Ms. Sammons is cost effective. She keeps her overhead low so she can charge reasonable hourly rates, and works hard to be as efficient as possible.
Driving Under the Influence (AKA DUI or DWI) FAQ
- You have 10 days from the date of your drunk driving CITATION or ARREST to stop the DMV from suspending your license by hiring a lawyer to represent you at a DMV “implied consent” hearing. Read more about Implied Consent Hearings HERE.
- Want to know EXACTLY how long your license will be suspended for and EXACTLY how long you’ll need to wait to apply for a hardship permit? Consult this comprehensive Suspension/Revocation Chart promulgated by the DMV.