Do I need an attorney for my second DUI in 15 years?

I was given diversion on my first.

Asked on November 12, 2012 under Criminal Law, Oregon

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

First of all after so long a period, for sentencing purposes, this most retent DUI will be considered to be your first. However, this doesn't mean that the maximum penalty cannot be imposed. The fact is that with a DUI case, legal representation is always best. Competant counsel can possibly have the charge dismissed outright or at least reduced.


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