Washington County Oregon DUI Attorney

Have you been arrested or cited for DUI in Beaverton, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Tualatin, Wilsonville, and Sherwood? If so, your case will likely be heard in Washington County. Oregon DUI cases are occasionally handled at the city level (in municipal courts), but the vast majority of DUI cases are handled at the county level. The following information will be helpful to people with DUI charges in the Washington County Circuit Court.

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Washington County DUI Attorney Michael Romano

If you’ve been arrested or cited for a Washington County DUI charge, we can help. We have offices in downtown Portland and we offer no-cost, no-obligation initial consultations in-person, by phone, or by video conference.

Don’t delay. Call today for a strategy session on how to get you through this.

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General Information about Washington County Oregon

Washington County is Oregon’s second most populated county, with a population of just under 550,000. The county sits just west of Portland and is home to the cities of Hillsboro (the county seat), Beaverton, Tigard, and Forest Grove.
Washington County Sheriff's Office Patrol Car
Washington County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit

DUI Enforcement in Washington County

DUI patrols, investigations, and arrests in Washington County are most typically handled by the Beaverton Police Department, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, the Oregon State Police, and Hillsboro Police Department.

DUI Arrest Statistics for Washington County in 2016

On January 6th, 2017, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office published online DUI arrest information for December 2016, and the total number of arrests in 2016.

During the month of December 2016, deputies with the local sheriff’s office arrested 136 people for DUI. Of those arrested, the overwhelming majority with alcohol-only DUIs. However, eight of the arrests were for drug or combined drug-and-alcohol DUI.

Throughout all of 2016, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a total of 1,192 drivers for DUI. Of those arrests, approximately 92% were for alcohol-only, and the remaining 8% involved drugs or both drugs and alcohol.

Washington County DUI Cases

A Washington County DUI case will almost always be handled by the Washington County District Attorney’s Office and proceed through the Washington County Circuit Court, but in some cases a stop west of Beaverton could be referred for prosecution to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office and proceed through the Multnomah County Circuit Court. Also, some Beaverton DUI cases are referred to the Beaverton Municipal Court, and some Lake Oswego DUI cases are handled in the Lake Oswego Municipal Court. Many– if not most– Washington County DUI cases will be eligible for Oregon’s DUI diversion program.

Washington County DMV Implied Consent Hearings

If you elect to have an Implied Consent hearing (frequently referred to as a “DMV hearing“), the hearing location won’t be affected by which city or county you’re in, but rather where the nearest hearing location for the Office of Administrative Hearings is located. Most Washington County DUI cases will have the Implied Consent hearing in Tigard.

Washington County Justice Services Building

Washington County District Attorney’s Office

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office is located at: 150 N 1st Ave., #300, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124. Their phone number is: 503-846-8671, and their fax number is: 503-846-3407. The office is led by District Attorney Bob Herman. The Washington County District Attorney’s Office has a number of Deputy District Attorneys, so it’s unlikely that the actual elected District Attorney will be handling your case. If you’ve been charged with a Washington County DUI, you should not contact the Washington County District Attorney’s Office directly because anything you say could be used against you. Have your attorney contact the office.

Washington County Circuit Courthouse Washington County Circuit Courthouse

Washington County Circuit Court

The Washington County Circuit Court is located at: 145 NE 2nd Ave., Hillsboro, Oregon 97124. Their phone number is: 503-846-8888. The Trial Court Administrator is Richard Moellmer. The Presiding Judge is D. Charles Bailey. Judge Bailey was elected in November 2006 and began serving as a judge in December 2006. Prior to becoming a judge, Charlie Bailey was a Deputy District Attorney for the Washington County District Attorney’s Office from 1998-2006, and he specialized in child abuse cases.

Washington County DUI Diversion Forms

If you are eligible for Oregon’s DUI Diversion Program, you will use the forms below to enter into diversion. Note: It’s best to consult with an attorney before ever pleading “guilty” or “no contest” to DUI.


Washington County Sheriff's Office and Jail

Washington County Jail

If you have to serve jail time as part of a DUI conviction in Washington County, jail will be served at the Washington County Adult Jail. They are located at: 215 SW Adams Ave., Hillsboro, Oregon 97123. Their phone number is: 503-846-2700.

Washington County ADES Evaluator

All DUI cases resulting into an entry into diversion or a conviction will require a drug and alcohol evaluation by an Alcohol & Drug Evaluation and Screening Specialist (ADES). DUI and Drug ADES Evaluations in Washington County are handled by Evaluation Services. The Washington County DUI ADES Evaluator is Griselda Gonzalez, and her office is located at: 150 NE 3rd Avenue, Suite B, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124. Her phone number is: 503-648-3800, her fax number is: 503-648-7321, and her email is: [email protected].

DUI Probation in Washington County Oregon

Any DUI conviction in Washington County will likely result in a term of probation. Most DUI cases result in a term of “enhanced bench probation.” Enhanced bench probation is a form of low-level monitored or supervised probation. It’s not formal probation or parole, but it has a greater level of monitoring than strict bench probation (which would be monitored by the Court only). The contact for questions about supervised or monitored probation in Washington County is Margaret Gorciak.

Evaluation Services
Address: 150 NE 3rd Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone: 503-648-3800

DUI Treatment Providers (Drug and Alcohol Treatment) in Washington County

Address: 1700 NW 167th Place, suite 240, Beaverton Oregon 97006
Phone: 503-350-2758

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