Most DUI offenses are charged as misdemeanors, but a third DUI conviction within 10 years is considered a felony. There are some exceptions such as if you have completed a DUI diversion program in the past. A felony DUI, known as a felony DUII in Oregon, accompanies harsh fines, jail time and a loss of driving privileges. It is imperative that you are aware of the possible consequences of a felony charge and how to minimize the damage.
Your driver's license is at risk for permanent revocation. You can appeal the decision in an administrative hearing, or you may qualify for limited driving privileges. Our attorneys can help you apply for a probationary permit so you can still get to work or seek employment. Additional criminal penalties for a third DUI charge may include:
- Up to five years in jail
- A minimum of $2000 if you receive no jail time
Serious legal consequences require assistance from a skilled attorney. At Mario F. Riquelme & L. Todd Wilson Partners At Elliott, Riquelme & Wilson LLP, we will explain your rights under the law and determine the best defense strategy for your case.
First, we ask questions and analyze the circumstances of your arrest. Next, we will uncover any mistakes made by law enforcement officers in the process of pulling you over, testing and arresting you. We are innovative and energetic attorneys with a track record of success in court. If we find evidence to support your case, then we may be able to negotiate for a much better sentence in court. Your future is on the line, and we will take every necessary step to achieve the best possible results for your case.Do not Hesitate to Contact Us Today
We are your advocates during this difficult time. You can rely on us for sound legal advice and tenacious courtroom representation. Contact our office in Bend today to schedule a consultation with a lawyer. Reach us by calling 541-323-2013, or you may fill out our online contact form.