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                    DUII Penalties: Understanding the Consequences of 
                                                 Your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Conviction

Oregon DUII Penalties: Understanding the Consequences of Your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Conviction

If you’ve been charged with a DUII (Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants) in Oregon, it’s natural to feel worried and overwhelmed. Understanding the potential consequences is key to preparing for what comes next. Here, we’ll discuss the mandatory minimum sentences for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd DUII convictions and how our law firm can support you during this challenging time.

First DUII Conviction in Oregon

Being charged with your first DUII is a serious situation that should not be taken lightly. In Oregon, a first DUII conviction is classified as a Class A misdemeanor. This comes with a mandatory minimum sentence of either 48 hours in jail or 80 hours of community service, along with a 1-year driver’s license suspension and mandatory attendance at an alcohol education program. Additionally, you may face a fine up to $6,250.

Remember, every case is unique. Factors like your blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of the arrest and the circumstances surrounding the charge can significantly influence the outcome.

Second DUII Conviction in Oregon

A second DUII conviction within five years of the first conviction increases the penalties significantly. It’s also classified as a Class A misdemeanor, but it comes with a mandatory minimum sentence of either 48 hours in jail or 80 hours of community service. The driver’s license suspension period can be as long as three years, and you may be required to install an ignition interlock device. The maximum fine could rise to $10,000.

Third DUII Conviction in Oregon

If you are convicted of a third DUII within ten years, this is considered a Class C felony. This conviction carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 90 days and a maximum potential sentence of up to five years in prison. Your driving privileges can be permanently revoked, and fines can reach up to $125,000.

In all cases, legal representation is essential in navigating the complex legal landscape surrounding DUII charges in Oregon. The Law Office of Mike Arnold is here to help, providing expert legal counsel to guide you through the process. Contact us today for a consultation.

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