In the United States, there are less than 4,000 people arrested on a daily basis for drunk driving. This is interesting to note because people drive drunk nearly 300,000 a day. Furthermore, 10% of licensed drivers are 21 years old or younger, and these individuals cause 17% of alcohol-related crashes that have resulted in death.
Many people drive while under the influence of illicit drugs. In 2012, for example, 10.3 million people claimed to have done so during the previous year.
Depending on the state within which you live, the DUI laws, as well as the repercussions for driving under the influence may vary. If you currently live in or are visiting Oregon, for example, you may be interested to learn more about this state’s DUI laws.
It’s important to note that Oregon uses the term DUII rather than DUI. DUII is defined as “driving under the influence of intoxicants,” while DUI refers to “driving under the influence.” You may also be interested to know that it is illegal to operate a vehicle in Oregon with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08.
While the average drunk driver may have driven drunk 80 times before they are arrested for the first time, all it takes to face charges is being pulled over once. If you’re facing a DUII charge in Oregon, then you will want to obtain the services of a DUII attorney. They will be able to explain your rights and responsibilities as well as prepare your DUII defense.
When convicted for the first time, there is a mandatory suspension of your drivers license for a year. While you may spend at least 48 hours in jail, you may also be ordered to complete 80 hours of community service. there is a minimum fine for first convictions of $1,000.
If you’re not sure what to do when facing a DUI charge or a DUII charge, it’s important to contact an attorney with experience in this area of the law. This is also the case when you believe that you’ve been falsely arrested, detained, or convicted. A DUII attorney will be able to interview witnesses, review video, or conduct other types of research on your behalf.