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Oregon Felony DUIs
Most DUII cases are misdemeanors. But, in some circumstances, the government can charge you with felony DUI. which comes with punishments that potentially haunt you for the rest of your life. Felony DUI charges are so serious that it is critical you get an expert Oregon DUI lawyer as early in the process as possible. If you have been accused of a felony DUI, call a felony DUI lawyer from Portland Defender – a criminal defense attorney from Portland Defender will be there for you from the beginning of your case to the end, providing you with a top-notch legal defense at every critical step of your case.
What makes a DUI a felony?
An otherwise-regular DUI can turn into a felony primarily based on your DUI history. If you are facing a DUI charge and you have two previous DUI convictions in the past 10 years, you are probably looking at felony DUI. You can think of it like a three-strikes law: three DUI convictions in 10 years means big trouble.
Oregon Felony DUI Consequences
A Portland felony DUI conviction, or a felony DUI conviction from anywhere else in Oregon, means a mandatory minimum sentence of 90 days in jail, no exceptions. And that s the minimum depending on your criminal background, you could be sentenced to more than two years in prison.
If you are convicted of felony DUI in Oregon, the court will permanently revoke your driving privileges – you lose your license for life.
Aside from jail or prison time and loss of your driver license, if you are convicted of felony DUI the court will also:
- fine you thousands of dollars;
- place you under probation for years;
- order you to complete drug/alcohol testing and treatment
Contact an Experienced Portland Felony DUI Attorney
At Portland Defender, we understand that DUI charges can be the most-frightening experience you will ever have. Get the right criminal defense lawyer and give yourself a fighting chance. An attorney from Portland Defender means someone by your side at every step of the way, guiding you to the best outcome. Call us today at (503) 592-0606 to speak with an expert attorney.