HIRING AN OREGON DUI/DUII CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
What am I facing if I receive a DUI/DUII citation? If you are convicted of a DUI, mandatory sentencing requirements are 2 days in jail or alternative community service, a $1,000 fine and court mandated alcohol or drug treatment. A DUI conviction will be on forever on your record and cannot be expunged. When you are charged with DUI/DUII in Oregon, it’s a necessity that you find a qualified criminal defense attorney to advocate for you and be on your side. Lindsay H. Fowler is an accomplished defense attorney that has been practicing in the Oregon for 19 years and brings her many years of trial experience to your situation. Ms. Fowler and her staff will walk you through the legal process and will apply their knowledge of all the new legal practices and procedures so you can receive the best representation possible. As a highly experienced DUI/DUII defense attorney, Lindsay H. Fowler will fight for you and work to have your voice heard. Ms. Fowler also isn’t limited to DUI/DUII charges, she also represents clients in these other areas of law:
- Restraining Orders & Stalking Orders
- Domestic Abuse
- Vehicle Crimes
- Theft – Robbery, Petty Theft, Shoplifting
- Drugs & Drug Offenses
- Custody & Divorce Modifications
For a Eugene, Oregon lawyer who is qualified and passionate about your case, contact the office of Lindsay Fowler. She and her team would be happy to help you.
BEING STOPPED FOR A DUII – THE PROCESS
You are driving home from a restaurant and have had a few drinks and suddenly you see colored lights flashing and you are being pulled over. Even if you are only being stopped for running a red light, a taillight that is out, or expired tags, if the officer has a reason to believe you under the influence, you will be questioned. Keep calm and retrieve your license and registration. Answer the officer’s questions honestly. If you show signs that reflect intoxication, regardless of your answers, you will more than likely be asked to exit your vehicle and face the DUI test process.
If you are asked to perform a field sobriety test, you have the right to decline. You may be asked to take a breath test, which you have right to decline; however, declining a breathalyzer test is an automatic one-year license suspension, which you do have the opportunity to contest. If the officer believes that you are under the influence of an intoxicant other than alcohol, you may be asked to provide a urine sample, or a DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) specialist will be called in to perform testing. There are repercussions to refusing these tests and you should know the law before you find yourself in such a situation.
In the event you receive a citation for DUI and/or other violations, even if you have had a prior DUI, you have options. The office of Lindsay H. Fowler is here to help explain the legal process and what your options are in defending this case. From initially requesting a DMV hearing and trying to save a license suspension that could follow after you are cited, to explaining the option of diversion or fighting the case up to a trial. Lindsay Fowler is an expert in this area and has helped hundreds of clients maneuver through this unsettling legal experience. You need to know your options, and if diversion is an option for you, Lindsay will explain all the steps involved and will continue to assist you through the one-year process. Lindsay is a strong negotiator and litigator and will use all her knowledge and resources to help you navigate through this process and represent you to the fullest in Court. Our office offers a free initial consultation in this area of practice, so give us a call to set up a time to discuss your options.
DUI vs DUII IN OREGON
Oregon is different from many states in that how a DUI and DUII are classified differs from other states. For example, if you are pulled over by an officer for driving drunk, you will be charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, or a DUII instead of a DUI. The state of Oregon classifies these offenses differently because impaired driving can be a result of several different substances, alcohol included. Oregon places all forms of impairment while driving on equal terms concerning legal penalties. While intoxicants such as prescription medications and alcohol are not illegal by themselves, they are considered dangerous when abused. The state of Oregon states that if a driver’s blood alcohol concentration is .08% or higher, you can be charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, whether you were driving impaired or not. You can also be charged with a DUII if your actions and mental capacity are reflective of an impaired driver. While you may think that getting behind the wheel buzzed does not carry the same weight as driving under the influence of drugs or prescription medicine, it is important to note that in the eyes of Oregon state law, all substances are given the same consideration.
LET A QUALIFIED EUGENE OREGON FIGHT FOR YOU
If you have been charged with either a DUI or a DUII, you need to be certain that you hire the best Eugene, Oregon criminal law attorney to fight for you. Navigating DUII charges alone can seem overwhelming, and the fear of a criminal charge on your record can paralyze you from taking action. Family and criminal law attorney Lindsay Fowler is familiar with a variety of criminal cases such as yours and will be able to fight on your behalf. Ms. Fowler and her team are dedicated to offering professional and compassionate legal representation for you and your case.
CONSULT WITH US TODAY
Looking for a criminal law attorney in Eugene Oregon? Being arrested and accused of a crime is a very stressful time. Choosing to hire an experienced Oregon criminal law attorney helps alleviate some of the stress and provide peace of mind. Lindsay H. Fowler works with you to explain your legal rights and prepare a defense with your best outcome in mind.
Ms. Fowler has extensive experience handling Measure 11 defenses, including attempted murder and sex offenses, theft and robbery, shoplifting, hit and run, DUII (both alcohol and drug, and breath test refusal and diversion), driving while suspended, domestic assault, federal offenses, and juvenile offenses.
If you want to fight, don’t settle for a settlement firm, hire an experienced trial lawyer that will fight for your rights.
To say Lindsay Fowler is spectacular would be an understatement. She is a pit bull – once she gets her teeth sunk in she doesn’t let go. I had a tough case, and she won it for me.
Ms Fowler was exceptional, caring and professional during a difficult divorce proceeding. I would not have made it through without her and her incredible support staff.
This law office is amazing, Miss Fowler is the best at what she does, I would recommend this legal office to anyone! If you need help go here! And the receptionist is just wonderful!
Lindsey Fowler was my divorce attorney through the worst time of my life. She gave me honest advice and excellent feedback. Her staff is top-notch as well. Everyone always returned phone calls, emails, and answered my questions. I cannot give her enough stars!
Will be eternally grateful to this law firm for helping my elderly father through a very difficult time in his life. After a string of traumatic events, (and a near death experience), my father now finds himself in a difficult separation with his estranged wife. Nothing has been easy with this separation and both Lindsay and Kim have been incredibly supportive and empathetic to his situation. Can’t thank them enough for their patience and professionalism with this difficult case.
Lindsay Fowler handled my divorce and protected the well being of myself for years to come. I am ever so grateful to her for her insight down the road for me in my settlement. She had my best interest at heart. Ms. Fowler thought of everything in an extremely stressful and difficult time for me. Thank you Ms. Fowler!!! If there were 10 stars, I would give her a 10 star rating!! A person just comes out ahead with Ms. Fowler as their attorney!
My attorney Lindsay was wonderful, she was on time, always returned my calls/email. She was to the point and explained things so I can understand the legal language. I felt like she had my back when no one did. She and her legal secretary made it as easy as possible given the situation.
Ms. Fowler has helped me with child custody issues. Navigating the court process with her felt like a partnership. She really cared about getting a positive outcome for me and my family and she absolutely delivered. I would definitely seek her services in the future if I need a competent attorney.