Portland Drug DUI Attorney
DUI’s are not exclusive to drunk driving. Other, sub-DUI charges include driving while on drugs, including illegal narcotics and prescription medication. In Oregon, a drug-related DUI is considered a DUII (driving under the influence of intoxicants). Regardless of the legal status of a drug, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of narcotics or medication will have serious consequences. The state of Oregon takes DUI’s of all kind very seriously. The smallest amount of any intoxicant, whether drugs or alcohol, while behind a wheel can result in an arrest.
Protect your rights with the help of a seasoned criminal defense attorney following a DUI arrest involving alleged use of drugs. Contact us at (206) 957-7273 or toll free at (866) 930-2812.
An arrest for a drug-related DUI does not mean that a conviction is the next step, however. While it is tempting to plead guilty and make the problem seemingly go away, any admission can have catastrophic consequences on your case. You may face excessive fines, increased insurance rates or even suspension of your driver’s license. In addition, if you are a multiple offender, you could be sentenced to a lengthy prison term.
First offenders face:
- 90 day administrative license suspension (1 year suspension if you refuse a chemical test)
- 1 year of an ignition interlock device following the suspension
- Up to 1 year of jail time and/or up to 250 hours of community service
- Between $1,255 and $10,000 in fines, depending on the degree of your offense
- Option for a DUII Diversion Program (only for those that plea guilty or no contest)
Many factors will determine how little or much of the above you will be responsible for. If you have a BAC higher than 0.08% or had a minor present in the vehicle, your fines and possibly your jail time may increase.
To properly assess your case, we will need to know all of the details and have all of the facts.
Our expert team of attorneys are thorough in their fact-finding and will make sure that your case is being conducted with law-upholding procedures. For the best representation in Oregon, allow us to help you and your family get through your DUII case, stress-free.