A reputable and Innovative DUII Criminal Defense Attorney Firm
2nd DUI Conviction
(Third DUII Arrest)
If you are facing repeated DUI or vehicular homicide charges in Oregon, you deserve the best defense available. In such cases, deadlines for license suspension and trial dates approach quickly and you may benefit from the services of an experienced lawyer to address your DUI charges as soon as possible.
Options for Repeat DUI Offenders
If you are charged with a DUI offense and took diversion or were convicted in the last fifteen years, you are not able to opt for another diversion program. In such cases you can opt for:
- A settlement with a guilty plea
- Getting the case dismissed
- Taking the case to trial
Whether you try to plead guilty or lose at trial, you will face standard mandatory minimums in both cases as per Oregon law. Moreover, it will be very tough to negotiate on reducing jail time, regardless of the efforts you make while going for a trial or during the guilty plea. Each jurisdiction has a “standard offer” for repeat offenders involved in different crimes. The mandatory minimum fine in Oregon is $1,500 (an additional $2,000 if your BAC was higher or equal to 0.15%).
In a majority of DUII offender cases, the DMV comes into play and it imposes a mandatory suspension. If it is your 2nd conviction within 5 years, your license is likely to be suspended for a time period of 3 years. However, in such cases you might be eligible for a hardship permit to be issued after an interval of 90 days.
In case you were unwilling to take a breath test, you will have to face a longer automatic DMV license suspension that will be enacted after 30 days. You have the right to request an Administrative Hearing from the DMV within 10 days of receipt of the suspension or revocation order.
Advantages of Hiring an Attorney
Having a reputable and trustworthy attorney at your side to deal with an administrative hearing is extremely beneficial. As attorneys with DUII trial experience, we work by gathering fundamental information and essential expert testimony related to the case. We also challenge the other side’s testimony by cross-examining the officer and his perception of the incident.
A proficient lawyer works instantaneously by gathering witness statements while the circumstances are still fresh in his or her mind. The lawyer understands the importance of witness testimony and how it can affect your case in a beneficial way.
Furthermore, an attorney can deploy an expert witness to testify about the validity of your breathalyzer test. Breathalyzers are not known for their reliability and keeping this fact in mind, our experienced attorneys know how to find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case with the help of appropriate breathalyzer challenges.
Arnold Law for Your Defense
Having experience in handling several DUI cases from both sides, Attorney Michael Arnold and his associates know how a prosecutor builds the case. This allows him to assemble strong evidence for your case.
If you are trying to get out of a DUI, you need the assistance of a lawyer that acts immediately and works hard to get you out of harm’s way as soon as possible. At Arnold Law, our lawyers aim to work hard and fight aggressively. Through an excellent relationship building process, we try to provide our clients regular information about their case so that they can make necessary informed decisions.
Our firm can provide sound legal counsel throughout the proceedings of a case starting from the DMV hearing and concluding at the final trial. Get in contact with us online or call us at 541-504-6348 to talk to an attorney and find out more about our services.
Attorney Mike Arnold is a former prosecutor having in-depth knowledge of issues related to different types of DUI cases. With years of experience in handling trial cases, Mike is a criminal defense lawyer skilled at effectively fighting highly complicated DUI charges.
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