Clackamas County, Oregon DUI Lawyer
Clackamas county is one of the largest in Oregon, home to nearly 400,000 residents located in a number of well-known cities. Even though there are several large cities inside the county line, Clackamas county is somewhat more rural than you might expect and offers different law enforcement and legal procedures for dealing with DUI and other traffic problems that occur within the county limits.
The Criminal Defense law firm of Rhett Bernstein employs former prosecutors, former law enforcement officers, and former forensic experts. Rhett Bernstein defends clients throughout the state of Oregon, including Multnomah County, Washington County, and the following cities in Clackamas County:
Clackamas County DUII Charges
First time offenders in Clackamas County can resolve their cases through the DUI Diversion Program, a program offered throughout the state of Oregon. By entering into diversion, you can avoid the non-expungeable conviction, the hefty fines, jail time, one-year driver’s license suspension and ongoing probation that accompany DUII convictions.
In DUI Diversion, you will be required to plead guilty to the alleged DUI, sign a declaration of eligibility for DUII Diversion and sign the DUI Diversion Agreement. In addition, you will be required to undergo a substance abuse evaluation and undergo treatment if you are found to have a problem with drugs or alcohol. In Clackamas County, the evaluation is completed by one of two evaluators: Pioneer Drug Evaluation Services (PADES) or Clarke’s Assessment. Both are located in Oregon City, Oregon, conveniently located near the Clackamas County Courthouse. In addition, you will be required to pay various fees associated with your charge to the Court, the treatment evaluator and the treatment provider. DUI Diversion requires the attendance of a victim's panel and have a device attached to the ignition system of your vehicle. After you fulfill your responsibilities under the diversion program for 12 months, you will be dismissed from diversion and your DUI goes away.
You Need an Experienced DUI Attorney
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, there are a number of processes that are set in motion, each designed to begin building a case against you. It is important to hire an experienced DUII attorney as soon as you can. By engaging in the services of a DUI lawyer like Rhett Bernstein, you can preserve your rights and give yourself the best chances for a favorable outcome. DUII lawyer Rhett Bernstein will immediately contact the prosecuting attorney and begin conducting his own investigation in order to build a defense. It is imperative that you don't delay contacting a DUII attorney if you have been charged with a DUII. Attempting to face DWI charges alone will frequently result in a conviction. And a conviction will usually result in stiff financial penalties, a driver’s license suspension, a conviction you can never wipe from your record, as well as the potential for jail time. Long term, a DUI has the potential to damage your reputation, damage your personal and professional relationships and possibly more. No other DUI law firm has the experience and knowledge of the criminal justice system in Clackamas County, Oregon like Clackamas County DUI lawyer Rhett Bernstein.
If you have been arrested or charged with DUII or think that charges may be coming, there is no other Clackamas County DUI attorney who is more willing to go to bat for you than Rhett Bernstein. He understands how Clackamas COunty DUIs are prosecuted is able to provide you with a vigorous defense that will help you avoid having a significant impact on your future, give you the best chance at avoiding jail time and defending your license to drive. So, whether this is your first offense or you have a history of DWI, contact Clackamas County DUI attorney Rhett Bernstein today for a free consultation and learn how we may be able to help you lessen the potential for negative consequences in your DUI case.
Call (503) 454-6610 for a Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluation
If you were recently arrested for driving drunk anywhere in Clackamas County, please contact us for a free initial case analysis with Rhett Bernstein, Clackamas County DUI Attorney. We will listen to your entire situation including what happened leading up to, during and after your arrest. We will give you our professional advice as to the likelihood of winning in court, and at the DMV hearing.