Knowledge is power.
If you have been charged with DUI in Oregon, you need a specialist.
If you have been arrested or cited for the criminal charge, of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, your next decisions can have serious consequences.
If you plead guilty to a criminal charge -- including DUI -- or if you plead not guilty and are convicted, you may be sentenced to jail time. The court may order you to pay fines and you will be placed on probation. You may have a criminal record forever. Professional licensing agencies and employers may deny or terminate jobs. Your insurance company may increase the premiums you will have to pay. You may be denied entry into foreign countries, including Canada. Other collateral consequences also may happen, such as revocation of security clearances or reductions in credit ratings.
An experienced and highly-trained criminal defense attorney will know how – and when – to make the legal motions that force the district attorney to reveal the flaws in the prosecution's case.
A skilled criminal defense attorney can make the difference in your criminal history when the police accuse you of a felony or misdemeanor crime.
The prosecutor may call a police laboratory scientist to testify for the Government. If a defense attorney knows forensic science better than the officer who testifies, and knows the laboratory testing protocols better than the lab analyst who testifies, it will become obvious to the judge or the jury that there are problems with the state's "scientific" evidence.
Divorce and Custody
Our law office has years of experience -- and success -- in resolving legal issues affecting families and children. Call us if you have questions about custody, support or property division.
This area of the law once was limited primarily to divorces, but at Carini & Francis, we recognize that the needs of your family are unique.
Many children now are born to unmarried couples. Disputes over child custody, parenting time and child support often cross state lines and may involve courts and administrative agencies in several jurisdictions. When parents remarry, step-parents may be unsure of their rights and responsibilities, and often want to adopt.
Call us. We're able to help.
Your freedom, reputation and privileges are valuable and worth preserving.