1. DUI Penalties: 1st, 2nd, and More Offenses

    When you’re pulled over and are charged with a DUI, one of the first things you may want to know is what the potential penalties are if you are convicted. In Oregon, DUIs are either a misdemeanor or a felony, so penalties can range include jail time or prison time with varying lengths of time. In this post, we’ll go over all of the details. If you were charged with a D…Read More

  2. DUII Diversion Program Oregon – What You Need to Know

    When you’re charged with a DUII (Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants), a DUII diversion program might sound like the best possible outcome, it can allow you to keep your driver’s license and potentially reduce the suspensions and penalties. However, there is a lot to know about what is required before you can participate in a diversion program, the eligibility f…Read More

  3. How to Defend Yourself in Court

    A few months ago, we posted a blog about why you should not defend yourself in court. There are various reasons why, when facing criminal charges, that defending yourself can actually harm your chances of a successful outcome, such as not understanding the legal jargon of the courtroom, the processes of the courtroom, and most importantly, the years of experience, training…Read More

  4. What to Know About Client-Attorney Privilege

    Whether you heard it watching Law & Order or Breaking Bad, or read about it in a John Grisham book, people in real life and in fiction toss the phrase “attorney-client privilege” around now and then and the user may not fully understand what it means. In this post, we’ll be discussing what attorney-client privilege means, when it’s applied, and more. At Donahue…Read More

  5. Creating a Relationship With Your Lawyer

    No one expects to need a criminal defense attorney, but whether it’s a DUI or a domestic violence offense, when the need arises, it’s essential that you find an aggressive attorney who will fight hard for your rights. When you do choose a defense lawyer, the process of understanding the details of the case, scheduling court hearings, going to trial, and all of the litt…Read More

  6. All You Need to Know About Probation

    After going through the process of court hearings and potentially a trial, first-time convicted offenders or defendants who are convicted of low-level or non-violent crimes are sometimes given the option to serve probation rather than a jail sentence. This allows the offender to continue living at home as long as he or she follows the terms and conditions of the probation …Read More

  7. Pros and Cons of Court-Appointed and Private Attorneys

    As per the Miranda Rights, anyone who is arrested for any reason has the right to a criminal defense attorney, and if they can’t afford an attorney, one will be appointed for them. Anyone who is facing criminal charges will want the best attorney possible to represent their case. But for many people, the thought of hiring a public attorney can be overwhelming. While many…Read More

  8. Am I Too Drunk to Drive?

    If you went to college (or even a fun-loving high school), attended a holiday party, New Years party, or went out to dinner with a loved one, there’s a good chance you’ve asked yourself “Am I too drunk to drive?” The simple and straightforward answer to this should be an obvious “Yes.” However, many new 21-year-olds are heading out to have a good time not reall…Read More

  9. Distracted Driving: How to Avoid it and Penalties For a Conviction

    Anytime you get in the car there will be distractions, whether it’s a simple trip to the grocery store, school, work, or a longer road trip across many states. However, every time you get in the car it’s important to have an understanding of how to avoid the distractions. When you let your mind wander, you grab for your phone, or you take a bite of a burger, there’s …Read More

  10. What is the DUI Process in Bend, OR? Part II

    In our previous post, we discussed the DUI process, including from the time you were arrested to the arraignment. This process can be overwhelming and without the right representation, these steps can be confusing and difficult to manage. The average person rarely has the necessary knowledge or experience to go to court and face a judge alone. If you were charged with a DU…Read More