1. DUII Lawyer

    Should You Get a DUII Attorney?

    Getting charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) is scary. The thought of dealing with the courts or serving jail time can be daunting. A DUII is a very serious criminal charge that could lead to hefty fines, loss of driving privileges and even jail time. When charged with a DUII in Central Oregon, you not only have to go up against the courts, but yo…Read More

  2. Friends hanging out

    How to Stop Your Friends from Drinking and Driving

    It can be challenging keeping a friend, family member or co-worker from making a decision like drinking and driving. After a couple of drinks, judgement is impaired, allowing someone to think that they are okay to drive. Oftentimes, it can be difficult to reason with a person under the influence who is persistent that they are well enough to drive. Here are a couple of way…Read More

  3. Outdoor cheers

    How to Avoid Drinking and Driving this Summer

    The time frame between Memorial Day and Labor Day have been deemed “The 100 Deadliest Days” for drivers, in particularly teenagers. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 5.8% of teens ages 16 and 17, and 15.1% of 18 to 20 year old’s reported driving under the influence of alcohol in 2010. The U.S. Department of Transportation fou…Read More

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    How BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) is Measured

    According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, one drink is equivalent to 1.5 ounces of 80 proof liquor (40% alcohol), 12 ounces of beer (4.5% alcohol) or 5 ounces of wine (12% alcohol.) But just how many drinks does it take to reach 0.08%? In a city such as Bend, where beers tend to be much higher than 4.5% alcohol, you have to know what contributes …Read More

  5. Getting In An Accident After You’ve Been Drinking

    Being involved in an accident is never a fun experience. Whether it was a small fender bender or a wreck that resulted in severe injuries, accidents can lead to large expenses, increased insurance rates, and even criminal charges depending on what led up to the moment of the wreck. If you have been involved in an accident and you had consumed alcohol beforehand, things can…Read More

  6. Can A Cop Search My Car?

    When you see the cherries and berries flashing in your rearview mirror, it is important that you know what your rights are during a roadside stop. While being pulled over can feel like a stressful experience, it doesn’t have to be if you know what to expect. Make sure that you are ready to handle your next roadside stop with these tips about your rights when you’re pul…Read More

  7. How To Prevent Getting A DUI

    Getting a DUI is far more than just a nuisance. Depending on the severity of your charge, you could be facing tens of thousands of dollars in fines, as well as probation, community service, the loss of your driver’s license, and even time in jail. This charge can also lead to difficulties down the road in finding jobs and potentially even rental housing. Here at our DUI …Read More

  8. How To Prepare For Your First Court Date

    When you are facing a criminal charge, nothing about the process feels fun. Whether the charge is for a minor offense or you are facing felony charges, our team is here to help you every step of the way. When you need a criminal defense attorney in Bend who will fight aggressively for your rights, reach out to the team at Donahue Law Firm. We will work with you from the ve…Read More

  9. Five Surprising Times You Might Be In Danger Of A DUI And Not Know It

    You were out partying with friends and consumed your fair share of alcohol. Feeling the effects of one too many wine coolers, you decide to be responsible and call yourself an Uber. After all, you know you are too intoxicated to get behind the wheel. As a responsible adult, these are the scenarios we imagine when we think about how to avoid being charged with Driving Under…Read More

  10. DUII – D is for Driving. What does it mean to drive?

      In Oregon, the “D” in the acronym DUII, stands for driving. More specifically, driving a vehicle. Surprising, isn’t it? It doesn’t take a rocket-scientist, or a criminal defense lawyer to tell you what most people already know: You have to be driving something to get a DUII. But what does “driving” mean, legally speaking? Many people think so long as the car…Read More