Not all criminal activity is created equal. Depending on the circumstances in each case, the charges, and the punishments, for similar crimes can vary quite a bit. One example of this is in drunk driving cases. Depending on the facts, motorists who are accused of drunk driving can face a variety of different charges. In most situations, those accused of driving under the influence will face misdemeanor charges. First-time offenders in Oregon can expect a fine of at least $1,000, jail time or community service and probation. However, the more times a person is charged with a DUII, the more severe the punishments become. If someone in Oregon has multiple offenses they can even face felony DUII charges.
Have you ever accidentally gone the wrong way on a road? Entered on the wrong side of a divider? It happens more than one might think, but for one young driver it meant a litany of traffic violations and a DUI.