Portland DUI Attorney
Were You Arrested for Driving Under the Influence?
At the Law Office of Graham C. Fisher, we know that the consequences awaiting you should you be found guilty of driving under the influence can be extremely intimidating. Jail time, fines, a suspended license, and ignition interlock devices are all possibilities if convicted. If you have prior offenses, these consequences can be compounded significantly. This is why it is so important to retain the services of a highly qualified and experienced Portland DUI attorney as soon as possible.
Approaching Your Case
When our Portland DUI lawyers begin to tackle your case, we first carefully analyze your unique circumstance and help you fully understand your options, as they may not be readily apparent. It is possible that you may be eligible for the DUI diversion program and a dismissal, even if the state disagrees about your eligibility.
Sometimes there is much to gain and little to lose by going to trial. Whatever route we determine together is best for you, we work to help you take control of your situation. We seek to provide each client with top quality and cost-effective representation and aggressively defend your constitutional rights and freedoms.
If you need dedicated legal representation for your DUI case, contact us today!
Can I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test?
If you were pulled over for suspected drunk driving, you most likely were asked to perform one or more field sobriety tests. The purpose of these tests is to highlight your balance, coordination, and ability to follow instruction. Depending on how you perform these tests, the officer may have sufficient evidence to arrest you for driving under the influence. Legally, you do have the right to refuse a field sobriety test. However, this refusal is often used as evidence against you in court.
Thankfully, there are quite a few ways to defend against field sobriety tests. Many people fail simply due to the highly stressful nature of the situation. For others, a medical condition might cause their balance or coordination to be off. At the Law Office of Graham C. Fisher, we have successfully defended many clients arrested for DUI in the Portland area. We can fight for your rights and freedom today!
Can I Still Be Arrested if I Passed the Breath Test?
If an officer believes he has cause, or if you refuse to take a field sobriety test, you might be required to take a breath test. Oregon doesn't have approved machines that can be taken along in police vehicles, so you will be taken down to the police station for the breath test.
The legal BAC limit in Oregon is 0.08. However, even if you blow a BAC below the legal limit, you can still be arrested for drunk driving. The standard adhered to when making an arrest is whether or not the person was mentally or physically impaired by the amount of alcohol in their blood, regardless of if it passes the legal limit.
We Are Ready to Help You
At the Law Office of Graham C. Fisher, we believe that our role is to be our client’s warrior and defender, as well as their guide and counselor. Our dedication, experience, and track record of success is what sets us apart from the pack. Our Portland DUI lawyer has the knowledge and attention to detail to be able to recognize the details that matter and leverage them for our clients.
We are committed to helping our clients get a second chance, and get their lives back. To learn more about the assistance we can provide, call us at (503) 517-7000 and take advantage of our free case evaluation.