DUII arrests are common but despite their frequency, being charged with a DUII can be a frightening experience for many people. Most individuals charged with a DUII have never seen the inside of a police station or a jail before and have limited experience with the criminal justice system aside from what they have seen on television.
You have the constitutional right to represent yourself in the face of criminal prosecution but keep in mind, Oregon DUII defense is a complex area of law with many far-reaching implications. Your driving privileges can be suspended for months, years, or a lifetime. You can be required to install an ignition interlock device to operate a motor vehicle and face a sentence that includes jail time and supervision by the court or a probation officer. Working with a DUII Attorney who has experience and knowledge of the process will allow you to navigate and understand this complex issue as easily as possible. If you cannot afford to hire your own lawyer, you should apply for court appointed counsel to represent you as it is imperative to have knowledgeable representation in this process.