Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII or DUI) is a criminal charge in the State of Oregon with its own set of rules and regulations. Many trial attorneys and prosecutors have noted that a DUII can be one of the most technical of crimes. Meaning, this is a field of law where it can pay off to retain a private attorney who has the knowledge and time to look into every technicality. There can be numerous ways to create a case against a DUII charge and sometimes a jury trial can be in your favor.

You and your attorney are also entitled to have a DMV hearing involving your driver’s license suspension, but only if you request one before the allotted deadline. These hearings can sometimes prove to be very valuable for the attorney defending your DUII case. Whether there is a DMV hearing or not, there are certain rules regarding how long your driver’s license will be suspended following a DUII arrest. This applies, even if you have not been found guilty yet of a crime.

Sometimes, a person is charged with DUII plus other crimes, such as one or more of the following: Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, Driving While Suspended (DWS), Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run), or Attempt to Elude. Although in Oregon you can be charged with a DUII at Felony level, the average person will be charged with a Misdemeanor. Either one can have very serious impacts. A conviction, depending on the person’s priors, can include significant jail time and up to a lifetime revocation of your driver’s license. Every few years new laws increase the punishments for DUII, for example ignition interlock devices, fines, and limitations on getting into a diversion program.

Mr. Sarparast has not only defended DUII cases, but previously prosecuted perhaps thousands of such cases and received special training in DUII cases. In fact, he was responsible for prosecuting what is considered by experts to be the DUII with the highest ever blood alcohol content (BAC) level in the United States. His clients have been happy with the results he has obtained in DUII cases, including cases where clients have prior convictions or diversions. The laws surrounding DUII are so large that you are best served by having a consultation regarding your specific case to determine the strengths and weaknesses.

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