Have you been arrested or cited for a Salem DUI charge?
We can help you get through this.
Call Us Today For a Free 15 Minute DUI Strategy Session
During this consultation, we will go over:
- The relevant facts of your case,
- The Oregon DUI laws concerning your case and all potential charges,
- Whether or not your case may be eligible for dismissal,
- Whether or not you may be eligible to enter Oregon’s DUI diversion program,
- Ways to avoid a driver’s license suspension through a DMV hearing,
- If you’re suspended, how to get a hardship permit, and
- An overview of possible factual and legal defenses available to you.
Many of the decisions that need to be made in Oregon DUI cases need to be made quickly. Do not delay. Contact an attorney right away.
When you call, please have available:
- Your Oregon DMV Implied Consent Combined Report (the long, yellow, fill-in-the-blank form),
- Your Intoxilyzer 8000 Breath Test Report (if you received one),
- A copy of your ticket or citation, and
- A pen and paper.
This DUI strategy session is no-cost and no-obligation.
Oregon DUI Attorney Michael Romano
- Former DUI prosecutor and current defense attorney
- 16+ years of trial experience
- 10,000+ hours in the courtroom
- 200+ criminal jury trials
- Trained in the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs)
- In addition, trained in the instruction of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs)
- Trained in the operation of the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath testing device
- Dedicated to effective DUI and criminal defense
General Information About Salem Oregon
Salem is a city located approximately one-hour south of Portland via I-5. It was founded in 1842, became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851, and was incorporated in 1857. It currently has a population of approximately 155,000. It’s home to Willamette University and Corban University. Keizer is a suburb of Salem located just to the north and has a population of approximately 37,000 residents. Both cities are located within Marion County— although portions of West Salem are in Polk County.
Salem DUI Patrols and Arrests
Salem DUI patrols, investigations, arrests, and citations are most frequently handled by the Salem Police Department. The Salem Police Department consists of 187 sworn police officers and 116 civilian employees led by Chief Jerry Moore. The Salem Police Department has Intoxilyzer 8000 breath testing machines installed and maintained by the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division. Other police agencies that may patrol and arrest & issue citations for DUI in and around Salem include–but are not limited to– the Oregon State Police and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.
“Where will my Salem DUI case be heard?”
If you’ve received a Salem DUI charge, your case will likely be referred to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office to be heard by the Marion County Circuit Court. If you elect to have an Implied Consent hearing– often called a DMV Hearing– the hearing location won’t be affected by which county you’re in, but rather where the nearest hearing location for the Office of Administrative Hearings is located.
Because Salem technically spans two counties (Marion and Polk), it’s important to check your citation (aka “ticket”) to see where you were cited to appear.
For more information on DUI cases in Marion County, please visit our Marion County Oregon DUI page. If you were arrested or cited for DUI in West Salem, please visit our Polk County Oregon DUI page.