In Oregon, you may be charged with felony DUI if you are arrested for a fourth DUI within a 10-year period. While any DUI charge is a serious matter that may result in significant criminal penalties, a felony DUI has elevated penalties that include the probability of a significant prison sentence.
Protect your rights by retaining the law firm of David A. Hill. We have been defending clients against DUII charges for more than 30 years. To schedule a free consultation, call 541-683-4808, or (toll-free) 800-310-4808.
Oregon DUII Law
In Oregon, you are guilty of DUII (driving under the influence of intoxicants) if you have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, OR if you are deemed physically or mentally impaired while driving. Unfortunately, you may be arrested simply based on an officer's opinion that you seem impaired. If you are sleepy, disoriented or otherwise distracted in any way and have consumed even a single alcoholic beverage, you could be arrested for a DUII offense.
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At the law firm of David A. Hill, we are focused on achieving the best possible result for each of our clients. Our goal is to win for you. If we are retained to handle your case, we will work diligently to raise a strong defense on your behalf to protect your freedom and driving privileges.
Field Sobriety Tests, Breath Tests and Probable Cause
When a police officer stops your vehicle, they must have cause to do so. While the standard for a vehicle stop is not very demanding, the officer may not stop your vehicle without cause.
Even if the officer had reasonable cause to stop your vehicle, they must have probable cause to make a DUII arrest. To establish probable cause, the officer may rely on the results of a field sobriety test. These tests may include a stand-on-one-leg-test, walk-a-straight-line test, alphabet test, or other tests designed to measure your balance or mental alertness.
Unfortunately, field sobriety tests are not scientific. Your arrest could be based on the subjective opinion of a police officer. However, if the validity of a field sobriety test can be effectively challenged, a judge could find that the officer lacked probable cause to make a DUII arrest. A credible challenge to the lawful basis for the officer's arrest can be used in plea negotiations or at trial to seek a positive result in your case.
Attorney David A. Hill has been defending clients against drunk driving charges for more than 30 years. If you are facing felony DUII charges, Mr. Hill can provide the skilled defense you require. Using his extensive knowledge of Oregon DUII laws and police procedures, he can develop a strong defense on your behalf.
To schedule a free consultation with DUII defense lawyer David A. Hill, contact our law office in Eugene, Oregon.