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Protecting against a driver's license suspension

If people make the mistake of driving under the influence, they can face a variety of criminal penalties. Jail or prison time, aggressive fines, probation and mandatory drivers education classes might come to mind when people think about the penalties for a conviction on DUI charges. However, the penalties do not stop there. There is a civil case that accompanies DUI charges. In this case, the Oregon DMV will take steps to revoke or suspend a person's driver's license.

Portland police arrest woman for DUI after accident on MAX tracks

Service to the MAX Yellow Line tracks had to be shut down for a few hours recently. According to police, a 38-year-old woman had been driving a Datsun pickup truck near the intersection of Interstate Avenue and North Russet Street in Portland when she crashed into a pole. While the crash itself was not extraordinary, the police claim that at the time of the accident, the woman was not on the roadways, but was on the MAX Yellow Line train tracks.

Oregon man arrested for fourth DUII in 3 months

With the holiday season right around the corner, a drunk driving arrest could happen to anyone in Oregon. People go out to have a good time with family and friends and lose track of how much they have had to drink. Unfortunately, it's a simple mistake with serious consequences. Those found guilty of DUI or DUII will face jail or prison time, large fines, driver's license suspension or revocation, alcohol education classes, probation and more. These punishments can make everyday tasks difficult all because of one mistake.

Woman arrested for drunk driving with children in car

Since children are some of the most vulnerable members of society, police and prosecutors take crimes involving children very seriously. Many people may not think about children and drunk driving, but the two can be related. In fact, if children are in a car with a drunk driver, that driver can face increase penalties.

Accident on Oregon I-5 leads to DUI and other charges

Car accidents happen all the time in Oregon. After most accidents, police will conduct an investigation to try to determine why the accident occurred and if anyone was at fault. During this investigation, all of the people involved in the accident can be questioned. During the rescue efforts, or following the accident, police may search a car for accident victims or for evidence about how the accident occurred.

Police respond to crash, arrest man for drunk driving

There are many different kinds of drunk driving arrests. Sometimes police suspect drunk driving because of erratic behavior behind the wheel, and sometimes charges follow an accident. When an accident leads to a drunk driving arrest, more severe penalties can follow. The specific drunk driving charges may change depending on if property was damaged or if people were hurt in the accident.

Oregon mayor faces third DUII charges since 2004

The more frequently someone is arrested and charged with drunk driving, the more severe the penalties can become if that person is found guilty. Generally, for people's first DUI or DUII offense, they will face $1,000 in fines, court fees, jail time or community service and probation. Probation will likely limit people's ability to drink alcohol and have other limitations. People may also lose their drivers' licenses.

Oregon man injured in accident -- charged with DUII

Recently, an Oregon driver was pulled from his burning vehicle before being charged with drunk driving. According to police, the 43-year-old man was driving late one evening when he came to a T-intersection. Instead of turning left or right, police say the man drove straight through the intersection where he eventually hit an ODOT sign and continued down an embankment. The man's car eventually came to a stop nearly 50 feet from the roadway near a local creek. At this point, police allege that the man's car started on fire.

Oregon court expands warrantless searches of vehicles

This blog often highlights the importance of an aggressive criminal defense for Oregonians who are facing criminal charges. With the correct defense strategy people can go on to have happy and successful lives following criminal allegations. By presenting a criminal defense people can show that they are innocent of the crime they are accused of. Furthermore, a proper criminal defense will also question the police's conduct during a criminal investigation, the arrest and subsequent questioning.

Oregon driver faces DUI charges and others following accident

In these warm summer months in Oregon, people often make the mistake of getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after having too much to drink. While people may think that a DUI arrest is embarrassing and therefore needs to be quickly dealt with, people should also understand the serious consequences that come with a DUI beyond embarrassment. Those accused of DUI can face heavy fines, jail time and lose their drivers' licenses. These consequences will increase if people continue to get arrested for DUI or if they cause an accident or otherwise injure another person while driving drunk.

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