1. When You Need A Criminal Defense Attorney

    Thorough Knowledge of the Criminal Law System While this may seem like a no-brainer to many people, it is important that our criminal defense lawyers are trained professionals who know the Oregon law system inside and out. They have studied and trained to understand every aspect of criminal law and court procedures, and it is their job to defend you, determining if there a…Read More

  2. Consequences of an Oregon DUII

    There Are Two Parts to an Oregon DUII Arrest Issue One Implied Consent Suspension for failing or refusing a breath or blood test. You do have the option of contesting this suspension by requesting an appeal in writing within 10 days of your arrest. Whether you win or lose on your appeal of this suspension (or do not appeal at all) it will not affect your DUII charge (thoug…Read More

  3. Tips to Avoiding a DUI During the Holidays

    The winter holidays are rapidly approaching. For most people, that means an increase in stress, as work projects have to balance against hard end-of-year deadlines. It’s also the time of year in which we see a serious uptick in parties — whether with coworkers, friends, or family members — to celebrate the myriad holidays that crop up between Halloween and the new ye…Read More

  4. Understanding What “One Drink” Really Means

    When going out, it’s easy to say, “I’ll only have one drink.” But “one drink” is a pretty loose definition. If you follow the loose idea that a drink is whatever you can fit in a pint glass, that opens up a lot of room for interpretation. For example, a pint glass of beer is not likely to have much of a noticeable impact. On the other hand, drinking a pint glas…Read More

  5. Auto Insurance & DUIs: Why Did My Rates Go Up?

    There are several widely-known impacts that come along with being convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI). For example, most adults understand that a DUI conviction can lead to probation or jail time, come with large fees, and may lead the courts to take away that individual’s driver’s license for a period of time. The effects don’t stop there, either. One of …Read More

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    The Other Types of Field Sobriety Tests

    If you have been out with your friends on a Friday night after a long week at work, you may have revelled in a beer or two. You may have thought you were okay to drive home afterwards. Either you’ve stumbled into a DUI checkpoint or you were pulled over for suspicion of DUI, and now you are being asked to perform what is known as a field sobriety test or FST. Donahue Law…Read More

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    The Three Types of Field Sobriety Tests

    Being pulled over by a police officer can be scary, especially if you have had a beer or two. You never know what to expect when an officer pulls you over, and you may not even know why you were being pulled over. Still, your heart is pumping when the police officer walks up to your window. He asks you to step out of the car and take a field sobriety test, which is a test …Read More

  8. Can You Get a DUI While High in Oregon?

    In 2014, the state of Oregon legalized recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older to purchase. While this means that the residents of Deschutes county can enjoy this plant on their own time and in their own home, some laws prohibit the use of the substance outside of these circumstances.  As leading DUI attorneys in Deschutes county, we often get questions from client…Read More

  9. The Strangest Laws in Oregon

    In general, Oregon is known throughout the country for being a little weird. Maybe it’s all thanks to Portland, or maybe it’s just the people living here. Whatever it is, the result has been the creation of some pretty strange laws.  Here at Donahue Law Firm in Bend, we’re more than aware of these strange rules. After all, as criminal defense attorneys, we deal with…Read More

  10. How To Get Around After Losing Your License

    In some cases, after being accused and convicted of a DUI, you’ll have your license suspended or revoked. In moments like these, your life can change dramatically. Suddenly, the freedom you once had to travel is no longer yours. An inability to drive a car can make it challenging to get to and from work, to the grocery store, or even to visit friends and family.  But ha…Read More