"I've Been Arrested or Cited
for DUI in Portland Oregon"
- Don't panic. Most people arrested for DUI are eligible for Oregon's DUI Diversion Program.
- If you enter the Diversion Program, you will not likely have to serve any additional jail, house arrest, electronic monitoring, community work services, or probation.
- If you successfully complete the Diversion Program, you will not be convicted of the crime of DUI.
- Regardless of whether or not you take diversion, if you failed or refused a breath test, the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may attempt to suspend your driving privileges.
- Even if you enter the Diversion Program, you're still going to want to request a DMV Implied Consent Hearing through Oregon's Office of Administrative Hearings in order to save your license from suspension.
"What Do I Do Now?"
- If your car was impounded, get it out immediately. The rates that many impound lots charge are outrageously expensive.
- Gather all of your paperwork and organize it in a protective folder.
- Write down all the important details about the investigation and arrest, before your memory fades.
- If there is any important evidence or documentation (e.g. receipts, text messages, photographs, etc), add them to your folder.
- Do not speak with anyone about the DUI-- except an attorney.
- Call an attorney to discuss possible defenses to your case, and to request a contested DMV hearing to challenge your driver's license suspension.
- Don't delay. You only have 10 days from the date of arrest to request your DMV hearing.
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