How To Hire A Newport Oregon DUI Attorney
If you’re been arrested or cited for a Newport DUI charge in Lincoln County Oregon, we can help.
Newport is one of Oregon’s most popular coastal cities and has a population of approximately 11,000 people. It’s the county seat for Lincoln County, and it’s also the base for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research ships and home to the Hatfield Marine Science Center.
The law enforcement agencies most frequently involved in Newport DUI patrols and arrests are the Newport Police Department, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oregon State Police.
If you’ve been arrested or cited for Newport DUI charge, it will likely be referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Newport DUI cases are then handled by the Lincoln County Circuit Court.
If you request a Newport DUI Implied Consent hearing (aka DMV Hearing), it will likely be heard in-person at one of the regional offices of the Office of Administrative Hearings, or possibly by phone.
Who Should I Hire For My Newport DUI Case?
After being arrested or cited for DUI, the first question you need to ask is whether you are a do-it-yourselfer who is going to attempt to represent themselves, or are you going to retain and hire expert help. We do not offer any pro bono, no-cost, or low-cost legal work for do-it-yourselfers– though there are some law offices and legal clinics in Oregon that do.
The second question you need to ask after being charged with a DUI in a Newport is whether to hire a local attorney, or an attorney from Portland, or a larger city. This is a more difficult question because the answer depends. In some smaller communities (smaller than Portland), there are some excellent attorneys who both have experience, and who may have special insight into the local courts and law enforcement agencies which is helpful for your DUI case. On the other hand, some local lawyers are generalists with limited experience and may have less skill and knowledge than a dedicated DUI attorney who’s handled thousands of DUI cases in busier and more populated cities. The important thing is to take a look at both options. Schedule a consultation with both a local attorney and an attorney from a larger area.
We offices in both Portland and Bend. Because of the distances of our offices from Newport, we typically decline diversion-eligible DUI cases because it’s often not efficient or cost-effective for our clients to have an attorney travel several hours roundtrip simply for the client’s entry into diversion. However, we do handle in-person and telephonic DMV hearings for clients in Newport who want an aggressive and comprehensive hearing to attempt to avoid an administrative driver’s license suspension. We also handle DUI criminal cases for clients who are not diversion eligible or not interested in taking diversion and who to go to trial. For example, drivers with a prior DUI, drivers with a commercial driver’s license, (CDL), or drivers who are innocent of DUI and therefore do not want to be forced into the DUI diversion program. For clients seeking experienced and uncompromising defense in both motion hearings and trial, we are a good fit.
When Your Ready To Take Action, Contact Us To Become A Client
If you are looking to retain and hire an attorney for your case, contact us to schedule a consultation and strategy session. We can meet in-person, via video conference (e.g. Zoom, Apple Facetime, Google Duo, or Skype), or telephone. Please make sure to have copies of any paperwork you were given at the time of your arrest or citation when you contact us. In the unlikely event that we cannot help you, we can likely refer you to a local attorney who can.