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Carini & Francis

Make the call. Get the answers.

Our law practice is exclusively criminal defense specializing in driving under the influence of controlled substances or alcohol (DUII). Our law firm represents clients throughout Oregon from our office in Jackson County.

Over 40 years of combined legal experience in representing people accused of crimes and hundreds of jury trials. Specific to DUII cases: Advanced certified training in standardized field sobriety testing, drug recognition evaluation protocols, breath testing with the Intoxilyzer 8000 and 5000 devices, blood testing using gas chromatography with flame ionization detector, and urine drug testing by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis. National legal instructor for DUI defense. American Chemical Society, National College for DUI Defense, National Trial Lawyers Association, Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College.

The best way to get on top of your present situation is tell us what happened. We will give you good, current and correct information. If your case is a DUII, and you were arrested less than 10 days ago, we will help you prepare and submit the necessary documents to the DMV to start the process that will protect your license from suspension. Talk is free. You pay us when you ask us to take you in as a client.

Be mindful if you are using web sites to educate yourself on Oregon law. Some people have no choice but to represent themselves. Others may have developed a lack of confidence in their court appointed counsel. DUI laws are especially complex and ever-changing. The Oregon Supreme Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals issue new rulings every week. State administrative agencies are constantly changing the rules governing license suspensions resulting from breath test failures, refusals and criminal convictions. That is why we suggest that you make the call and get the correct answers.

  • Focus

    Our specialized training, experience and concentration can make the difference.

  • Attention

    It is all of the details of the case that determine the best course of action.

Expect More

We live and work here in Medford, Oregon. We do not take court appointed cases like almost all attorneys who practice criminal law in Southern Oregon. We do not take government money. We keep our practice small so that our clients will have direct access to us without having to navigate through an associate, a paralegal or a secretary to get their questions and concerns addressed. We keep our practice focused for those clients who value excellent legal representation, outcomes and discretion.

Immediate Answers

We usually can return calls with 60 minutes. If you call about a DUII arrest, we will ask if you have requested a DMV hearing. The rules require that the hearing request be made within 10 days of arrest. We will help you prepare and submit the DMV documents that will start the process for saving your license that becomes at risk from a breath test “failure” or “refusal”. There is no charge for this service. Talk is free. We only require payment when you ask us to take you in as a client.