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Alleged DUI crash kills 5-year old

Few (if any) people in Portland go out thinking that they will end up attempting to drive drunk. Yet oftentimes, they may place themselves in situations where they feel as though they have no choice. There may be no malice intended in their actions; rather, they may simply be looking to return home safely. Unfortunately, whatever level of impairment they may be experiencing may not make that possible. The hope, then, is that if they are involved in an accident, no one else suffers due their decisions. 

A closer look at license revocation and reinstatement

When people in Oregon get behind the wheel, they are responsible for their own safety as well as the safety of their passengers and other motorists. Their committment to driving safely can help them prevent unnecessary accidents from happening due to recklessness, carelessness, distraction or fatigue. However, in circumstances where people fail to make appropriate and responsible decisions while driving, their privilege could be swiftly revoked until they can demonstrate that they have changed and paid the consequences for their irresponsible behavior. 

Facing DUI charges during a custody dispute

Our law office knows that parents face many challenges and there are certain experiences that can be especially tough, such as working through a dispute over the custody of your child. Unfortunately, additional hardships may arise during this time, such as drunk driving charges, which can be detrimental with regard to your case and may hurt your ability to spend time with your child. As a result, it is crucial for you to look into your different options and do your best to present your case well since so much is at stake.

Memorial Day weekend and DUI charges

People find themselves accused of driving under the influence at all times of year, but there are certain occasions when these charges are more likely, such as during a holiday weekend. With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, many people are planning on celebrating with friends and relatives. Sometimes, these celebrations involve alcohol, which can increase the likelihood of someone getting behind the wheel intoxicated (even accidentally, in some instances). Unfortunately, drunk driving carries harsh consequences that can have a long-term impact on those charged with this offense and their loved ones.

Drunk driving charges and your job

Finding yourself behind bars for driving under the influence can be very upsetting on a number of levels, whether you worry about who will provide your child with the care they need or you have to miss out on important events that you have been planning on attending for a long time, such as a wedding. However, there are other ways in which drunk driving charges can turn your life on end, such as creating problems with your job. Unfortunately, losing a job over DUI charges can lead to a series of negative occurrences, whether they are financial or emotional in nature.

What is the BAC limit for drivers under 21 in Oregon?

When it comes to drunk driving, these charges can be especially hard for young people and their parents, as we have outlined on this blog. However, some may not be aware of the laws in Oregon, which can lead to devastating consequences. For example, someone charged with DUI may lose their driving privileges, which can present a whole host of challenges that interfere with daily life. As a result, it is important for parents and their children who are under 21 to understand the relevant laws in Oregon and any state they drive in.

Facing DUI charges as a parent

In a recent post on our law office's blog, we looked at underage drunk driving charges from the perspective of a parent. However, there are other ways in which DUI charges can upend a parent's life and the lives of all their family members. For example, when a parent is charged with driving under the influence, life can become complicated for everyone in the household in an assortment of ways. If you are facing these charges and are unsure of what to do, it is pivotal to handle your case with care.

Handling underage DUI charges as a parent

Raising a teenager can be challenging for various reasons, whether a parent has to help his or her child through problems with classmates or their performance in school. However, there are times when parenting can be especially tough, such as when a teen is charged with driving under the influence. Not only can this be an incredibly stressful time for the whole family, but a young person's future may be at stake. As a result, parents in Portland and across all of Oregon should make sure they help their child handle these charges properly.

How common is drunk driving?

When it comes to driving under the influence, there are a plethora of factors to take into consideration. Those who are charged with drunk driving may face all sorts of consequences, such as time behind bars, the loss of their driving privileges, financial penalties, and even a damaged reputation or problems finding work. As a result, it is essential for drivers to avoid getting behind the wheel if they have had too much. Unfortunately, people continue to find themselves in this position and it is important for those facing charges to carefully review their options.

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