DUIIs Can Have Serious Consequences

DUIIs, driving under the influence of intoxicants, are serious charges. In most Oregon counties, you may be facing jail time on your first conviction. A mark like this on your record will create serious issues in the future: Your ability to get a job or loan may be affected, you might have to deal with a suspended license and your insurance rates will increase.

You are entitled to a lawyer if you have been charged with a DUII (also called a DUI). I am attorney Michael Lowry. Having an experienced professional like me on your side will ensure the law is followed from start to finish and that you have a fighting chance at mitigating the serious consequences these charges can bring.

How To Fight A DUII

At Lowry Law Office in Albany, Oregon, I am dedicated to advocating for you both inside and outside the courtroom. When it comes to DUIIs, there are many factors to consider when looking at your case. I will consider each of the following as he helps you fight your DUII charge:

  • Ensure procedures were followed properly. The prosecution does not have a case if procedures were not followed properly. Were you forced to do a field sobriety test? Did the police officer have grounds to believe you were intoxicated? Should you have even been stopped to begin with?
  • Ensure your rights were maintained. Police officers must respect your constitutional rights at all times. It is important that you know and understand your rights, but it is easy to get overwhelmed in these stressful moments.
  • Diversion or conditional discharge. These are alternative options for a guilty plea on your record. Instead, you fulfill certain requirements such as community service or attending meetings in exchange for a dismissal on the charge. These are often very specific and require guidance and advice in managing the probation that these alternatives entail-- and they could be the best option for you to avoid a mark on your record.
  • Plea agreement. If the charge is severe or the prosecution has a formidable case against you, it may be in your best interest to take a plea agreement. I will negotiate on your behalf to ensure the agreement is fair and is truly the best option for your situation.
  • Trial. I am not afraid to take your case to trial if that is necessary. I am dedicated to fighting for you and ensuring the state does not take advantage of you, and I am willing to prove that in a court of law. However, a guilty verdict is always possible, so I will do whatever I can to build the strongest case for you.

Don't Wait

Each client and each situation is different, especially when it comes to DUIIs. Whether this is your first DUI offense or you are a repeat offender, you deserve an attorney who will fight for you from start to finish. Get in touch with me at Lowry Law Office today for personalized, compassionate and professional representation. Call 541-248-3071 or send an email.