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Oregon Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII also known as DUI or DWI) law is complex and ever-changing. The Oregon and DUII lawyers at Coit & Payment provide the best Oregon DUII criminal defense out of our office in Eugene. Our attorneys thoroughly research the facts and fully understand the law pertaining to each particular type of Oregon DUII case to create the best possible outcome for their clients accused of DUII under Oregon law.

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

The Oregon DUII lawyers of Coit & Payment effectively and aggressively handle all levels of DUII defense throughout the State of Oregon. Our DUII lawyers are frequently defending DUII clients in Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, Coburg, Oakridge, Florence, Albany, Salem, and throughout many remaining cities and counties of Oregon.

An arrest for DUII in Oregon carries several major legal consequences, the most important of which are a DMV-generated operator’s license suspension and a DUII prosecution commenced by the district attorney or city prosecutor’s office.

To obtain additional information about Oregon DUII law and procedure please click on the following link:

DMV License Suspension Overview:

One of the first impacts of a DUII accusation is the administrative license suspension that occurs following most DUII arrests. In general, DMV seeks to suspend the operator’s license for persons who either fail a breath test after being arrested (.08 BAC or greater) or for persons who refused to provide a breath, blood or urine test.

The length of license suspension from DMV can range from 90 days to 3 years. Under some circumstances, the accused will be eligible for a temporary operator’s license. Typically, a DMV suspension is longer for a test refusal.

Time is of the essence if one seeks to retain his or her license following a DUII arrest. If a DMV ordered license suspension is to be contested by a DUII defendant, a request must be made within 10 days of the date of arrest for DUII. Therefore, to preserve their rights following an arrest for DUII, accused persons should call the lawyers at Coit & Payment for a consultation immediately. The lawyers of Coit & Payment will do everything they can to overturn your license suspension following an arrest for DUII.

DUII Prosecution Overview:

The past ten years have seen a judicial and legislative movement designed to increase the penalty for DUII offenders. The Oregon DUII attorneys at Coit & Payment counter this trend with vigorous and conscientious defense for Oregon DUII law violations.

Most first-time Oregon DUII offenders are eligible for the Oregon DUII diversion and deferred prosecution program. Although the laws pertaining to Oregon DUII diversion are complex, the Oregon DUII lawyers at Coit & Payment can quickly screen your case for Oregon DUII diversion eligibility. If your case is eligible, Coit & Payment can skillfully navigate you through the Oregon DUII diversion process with an eye towards dismissal of your case. There are critical time deadlines associated with Oregon DUII diversion entry. Therefore, to preserve your rights following an arrest for an Oregon DUII, accused persons should call the Oregon DUII lawyers at Coit & Payment immediately.

A large portion of Oregon DUII arrests and prosecutions are not DUII diversion eligible. For such cases, the stakes are high and the chance of incarceration is real. The Oregon DUII lawyers of Coit & Payment are skilled advocates during both DUII plea negotiations and DUII trials. Coit & Payment DUII attorneys use many of the best methods to effectively defend their clients during DUII prosecutions, including, but not limited to detailed private investigation of the facts of the case, motions to suppress evidence and statements that were produced by violation of constitutionally protected rights, and expert witness testimony to attack the breath test results or field sobriety test results.

Oregon Felony DUII Prosecution:

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

Q: What do I do if I am charged with a DUII?

A: Call the Coit & Payment DUII lawyers for a free and confidential consultation.

Q: How much experience does Coit & Payment have handling Oregon DUII offenses?

A: Our Oregon DUII attorneys have over 20 years combined experience providing the best representation for all types of Oregon DUII cases including but not limited to: Oregon DMV license suspension hearings, Oregon DUII misdemeanor and felony charges and DUII related assault and homicide.
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