Portland License Suspension Attorneys
The Portland license suspension attorneys at Castleberry & Elison, P.C., know that an alcohol-related driving charge can come with a variety of potential penalties. In Oregon, driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) is a criminal charge that may result in fines, probation, and the suspension of an individual’s driving privileges. A license suspension can cause many complications in your daily life, making it difficult to travel from home to work and other obligations.
The Portland license suspension lawyers of Castleberry & Elison, P.C., understand that license suspension can be an unnecessary hassle. If you are facing DUII charges and are concerned that this penalty may be something you have to deal with in the near future, contact our offices at 503-223-0011.
DUII Sobriety Tests and License Suspension
In order to charge someone with DUII, a law enforcement officer must get proof of intoxication. This can be accomplished with a number of sobriety tests such as breathalyzers, blood tests, and urine tests. A failure of one of these tests or a refusal to take the requested test may result in a license suspension of varying length. Most commonly, the minimum penalties are as follows:
- Failure of a BAC (>.08%)- 90 Days
- Enhanced BAC Failure- 1 Year
- Breath/ Blood Test Refusal- 1 Year
- Enhanced Breath/ Blood Test Refusal- 3 Years
- Urine Refusal- 1 Year
- Enhanced Urine Refusal- 3 Years
A sobriety tests will be considered “enhanced” if the person in question has DUII charges within the past 5 years, has failed or refused a test in the past 5 years, or is currently participating in the diversion program.
It is important to note that if you are asked to take a sobriety tests, you have the right to request that your attorney is present at the time. When pulled over for possible DUII related reasons, don’t hesitate to contact your lawyer right away.
After the Sobriety Test
If you are charged with a DUII after a sobriety test, you may face one of two types of DUIIs and their associated license suspension:
- Misdemeanor DUII: 1 Year
- Felony DUII: Permanent
Anyone that has been accused of driving under the influence of intoxicants should retain the services of a legal professional immediately to begin building a case against their charges. A member of our team of Portland license suspension attorneys may be able to help you find out if you are eligible for the diversion program, keep your license, and minimize the penalties you may receive.
For more information about license suspension or to review your specific situation, contact the Portland license suspension lawyers of Castleberry & Elison, P.C., at 503-223-0011.