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 you also have to go to a DMV hearing regarding your driver’s license. While DUI attorneys can seem expensive, the money that they can potentially save you in the long run will outweigh your legal fees.
If you have factors that impacted your DUII such as a high BAC, injuries, death, or a criminal record, a lawyer shouldn’t even be a question. These factors can complicate the case and increase any potential penalties. When the case is at all complicated, you can benefit extremely from having a knowledgeable attorney on your side.
Oftentimes, lawyers can offer a plea bargain or try to reduce your sentence. Negotiating a plea is just that, a negotiation. It takes experience, knowledge, and skill to be able to do this effectively with a judge and the prosecutor. Without legal training, the final decision may not be the best you could have gotten — whether it’s a plea or a reduced sentence.
If your DUII is straightforward, a lawyer can still be beneficial in getting you enrolled in the Diversion Program, walking you through your IID (Ignition Interlock Device), and seeing out your DUII until the end.
The largest benefit of having a DUI attorney is that they are professionals. They can walk you through this very confusing process with the feeling of comfort. They spend their days in the courtroom and know what to look for and what to say.
Even the most simple of cases can benefit from having an experienced and knowledgeable DUI attorney. From the education that they have received, the years of experience and training they get, and the vast amount of knowledge they gain, attorneys provide an invaluable service. At Donahue Law Firm, we strive to provide service that goes above and beyond, helping each client throughout this difficult process.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUII, call today for a free legal consultation at 541-241-6657.