Boating and Biking DUI Attorneys
Defending People Accused of Biking or Boating Under the Influence
When people think of drunk driving, the first thing that probably comes to mind is driving a car or truck after drinking to excess. In Oregon, however, you can be convicted of DUII without driving a motor vehicle. Under Oregon law, boaters and bicyclists accused of operating their vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs can face DUII charges. The penalties associated with boating or biking under the influence are just as tough as the penalties involved in driving under the influence. If you face boating or biking DUII, you need a lawyer who will work hard to help you achieve a positive outcome to this difficult situation. The Portland law firm of Helzer & Cromar helps people against all types of DUII charges.
Taking Action for Those Accused of Biking DUII
Portland and the surrounding areas are well known as a haven for bicyclists. In fact, Portland has the highest percentage of bicycle commuters in the United States. While it is very easy to get around by bicycle in Portland, bicyclists who have had “one too many” may be charged with DUII. You may have thought that by riding your bike home from a bar or a party you would avoid possible DUII charges. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Our attorneys will work hard to minimize the damage of a criminal charge.
Portland Boating Under the Influence Lawyers
In Oregon, boating under the influence of intoxicants (BUII) charges can apply to all sorts of boats, not just motorboats. Any person found drinking to excess on any type of watercraft can face these charges. There are other unique aspects to this charge. It is possible to be charged with BUII if you own a boat and let an intoxicated person operate your vessel. In addition, diversion is not a specific option for people accused of BUII. If you or a loved one has been charged with BUII, you can depend on our law firm to review the facts of your case, find any weaknesses in the evidence and work toward a favorable result.