Driving Under The Influence of Intoxicants (DUI, DUII, or DWI)

Oregon Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants or “DUII” (also known as “DUI” or “DWI”) law is complex and ever changing.  Our attorneys thoroughly research the facts and fully understand the law pertaining to each particular type of Oregon DUI case.  This level of expertise allows us to create the best possible outcome for our clients accused of DUI under Oregon law.

Although being arrested for DUI in Oregon can be a traumatic and embarrassing event in one’s life, our exceptional DUI attorneys can discuss your rights in an easy to understand and common sense fashion. DUI consultations with the lawyers of Coit & Payment are always free of charge when done in our Eugene office. Our law office will frequently have an Oregon DUI lawyer available for a free consultation within 24 hours of your initial phone call. If you call during business hours, you will usually be able to speak with a DUI attorney immediately.

Our attorneys effectively and aggressively handle all levels of DUI defense throughout the State of Oregon. Our DUI lawyers are frequently defending DUI cases in Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, Coburg, Oakridge, Florence, Corvallis, Albany, Salem, McMinnville, Roseburg, Medford, Bend, and throughout many remaining cities and counties of Oregon.

An arrest for DUI in Oregon carries several major legal consequences, the most important of which include the DMV drivers’ license suspension and DUI prosecution commenced by the district attorney or city prosecutor’s office. DUI is charged as a Class A Misdemeanor, unless certain facts exist that raise the DUI crime to a Class C Felony.

When Does a DUI Become a Felony?

The DUI attorneys at Coit & Payment frequently defend people accused of felony DUI charges. Under Oregon law, a DUI is a felony charge if the individual has three or more prior DUI arrests in Oregon or elsewhere within the ten-year period preceding the current arrest. In most felony DUI prosecutions, the state attempts to place the offender in prison for a period of one year or longer.