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Oregon DUI or DWI

In Oregon, driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are serious unlawful offenses not to be ignored. Careers, car insurance, education, ability to rent, and personal liberties will likely suffer long-term negative impacts due to a DWI. Jail, fines, suspensions, and revocations of driving privileges are equally likely to occur. A possible drunk driving conviction in Oregon is a significant matter, whether you are a first-time or multiple offender. Why not work aggressively to combat a conviction?

What Should I Do if I’m Pulled Over by Oregon Police?

When you see blue lights flashing, you are bound to tense up, get nervous, and breathe faster. Try to put into practice the following steps if you are pulled over in a traffic stop by Oregon police:

  • Remain cool and calm
  • Be polite always
  • Use dome or overhead light if it is nighttime or dark
  • Keep hands at all times on the steering wheel
  • Keep hands at all times in plain view
  • Do not argue with police
  • Put police at ease in traffic stops, as they are normally on alert
  • Have registration, proof of insurance, and driver’s license readily available
  • Communicate clearly that you are in control and respect police.

Hopefully, by behaving this way, the police will address you with the same behavior and attitude.  However, do not forget that anything you say may incriminate you and that you have fundamental constitutional rights.

Does DUI Arrest Equate to an Automatic Conviction?

Many Oregon drivers are aware of law enforcement, legislative, and judicial zero tolerances for driving while intoxicated in the state. That said, an arrest for a DUI in Oregon still does not automatically equate to a conviction in all cases. This is because local Oregon DWI attorneys are available to focus on the details of their clients' arrests and highlight the procedural flaws made. Counsel’s goals are to protect and shield clients from severe penalties and punishments. Those who are repeat offenders, military personnel, drivers under 21, and commercial drivers with careers in jeopardy have a lot at stake when driving privileges may be lost. Prompt consultation with, and hiring, a DWI lawyer can prove invaluable in case outcomes.

Find out more information to some DUI frequently asked questions.

Contact a Local Oregon DUI Attorney Today

Driving under the influence attorneys have the legal acumen, the procedural knowledge, the reputation, and the training and experience to build meritorious defenses for clients like you. These local practitioners highlight flaws in police testing equipment and conditions to defend your driving privileges, personal records, and liberties. Call now to talk with a DWI lawyer in Oregon at 877-913-7222.