1. 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

  2. Why Is It A DUII In Oregon?

    When it comes to driving infractions, one of the worst is undoubtedly driving under the influence. Not only does it put you in danger, but it puts others on the road at danger as well. As an experienced DUI attorney in Oregon, we handle driver license suspension cases all the time. But one of the leading questions our clients have is why it’s called a DUII in Oregon. In …Read More

  3. What to Wear in Court

    No matter what people say, first impressions matter. Yes, we all know that what you look like shouldn’t matter; that it’s your heart that counts. However, human nature does not change and, like it or not, you are judged based off your appearances. You have to give people a chance to know your heart, but if you are slovenly and filthy with dirt under your fingernails, c…Read More

  4. The Dos and Don’ts of Being Stopped for a DUI

    How you behave when being stopped by a cop for any offense, whether it’s speeding, a broken tail light, or for suspicion of driving under the influence, can make or break your case. Cops are humans too, and if you make their jobs easier by cooperating, odds are you’ll be let off easy. If however, you make a cop’s job harder, then you can expect a whole slew of additi…Read More

  5. How Alcohol Impairs Your Driving Ability

    You’re out with your friends on a Friday night at the local pub, having a good time, sharing some good conversation together, and chugging a few beers. After a few hours, you’re ready to pack it in. You think your okay to drive, but just on the outside chance you’re not, you call an Uber instead. Donahue Law Firm in Bend is a DUI law firm that specializes in represen…Read More

  6. How to Comfort Those Affected By a Drunk Driver

    According to the United States Department of Transportation, almost 30 people die in drunk-driving crashes every day in the United States. That’s one person every 48 minutes. With such numbers, most of us either have been affected by drunk drivers or know someone who has. As such a prevalent problem in the United States, the fight against drinking and driving continues. …Read More

  7. Consequences of a DUI

    Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) is only the beginning. Drinking and driving is not only a serious offense and can result in a felony on your record, but drinking and driving is frowned upon by the majority of the population — and for good reason. Many people have been touched in some way by dri…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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