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Parental involvement can play a role in reducing underage DUI

When parents of teenagers begin to experience their child's desire to test the limits of what is allowed, they are often faced with the challenge of protecting their children without preventing them from learning some valuable lessons on their own. While parents in Oregon cannot control everything their children do, they can positively influence their choices by working hard to provide them with education about how individual choices have inevitable consequences. 

The reason why refusing a breath test could hurt you

If you have decided to have a few drinks and then get behind the wheel, you are asking for trouble if you are pulled over. In a severe incident, your impairment could affect your ability to make important decisions while you are driving and you could end up in an unfortunate accident. At David J. Celuch, we have helped many people in Oregon to work through a DUI conviction. 

Oregon's child endangerment laws

According to Responsibility.org, 47 states and the District of Columbia have laws in place to discourage and penalize individuals who jeopardize the welfare of children under the age of 18. These laws aim to prevent adults from driving under the influence with young people in the vehicle. Oregon is one of these states. 42 states have laws that mandate enhanced penalties for DUI convictions that involve a child passenger. Again, Oregon is one of them.

Field sobriety test inaccuracy rates

If you have been arrested for and charged with suspected driving under the influence of intoxicants in Oregon, you are far from alone. Despite the many stereotypes that abound, the fact remains that many highly responsible and respected people find themselves in this situation. It is important for you to learn about the elements involved in your arrest and how you may defend yourself.

Encouraging your teenager not to drink and drive

While your family may enjoy celebrating a special occasion with a few drinks, recognizing which situations are appropriate for this type of celebration is imperative to your ability to set a good example for your teenage children. At David J. Celuch Oregon Defense Lawyer, we have helped educate parents on the danger of underage drinking and underage DUI in Oregon. 

Drunk driving during the winter

For some people, the winter months are difficult due to poor weather and a sense of boredom. Some may drink more during this potentially difficult season and, unfortunately, this can lead to drunk driving accidents and DUI charges. When winter weather arrives, driving can be difficult for those who are sober, let alone those who are under the influence of alcohol. As a result, it is crucial to be mindful of these issues and the potential consequences that drivers may face if they decide to operate a vehicle during the winter while under the influence of alcohol.

Eligibility requirements for Oregon Diversion

If you have been arrested and charged with a drunk driving offense in Oregon, you will logically want to understand your defense options. A conviction for driving under the influence of intoxicants can be something you want to avoid and the state's program called Diversion may present with you the ability to avoid this conviction.

DUI charges and your teen’s reputation

Drunk driving charges can shatter someone’s reputation in many ways, whether their friends and loved ones no longer look at them in the same way or they are unable to find work in a field because of their record. When a teenager is charged with DUI, their reputation may also be shattered, and this could haunt them years down the road when they are trying to get into college or apply for a job, for example. If your teen has been accused of drunk driving, it is essential for you to help them through this difficult time.

DUI charges during Halloween

Every year, people across the country celebrate Halloween by dressing up in costumes and heading out to parties. Some of these parties involve alcohol consumption and this can lead to DUI charges for drivers in Portland and across the state of Oregon. If you plan on celebrating Halloween this year, it is very important to be aware of how much you drink and never get behind the wheel while intoxicated. If you do find yourself pulled over for drunk driving, whether you are over the legal limit or not, it is crucial to be aware of your legal options.

Man suspected of DUI facing charges following fatality

Many people heard it from their parents when they first got behind the wheel, "Driving is a privilege." However, this statement could not ring truer to everyone, regardless of their age or experience with driving in Oregon. People who engage in dangerous, reckless, careless or irresponsible behavior while behind the wheel are instantly endangering their life, the lives of their passengers and the lives of other motorists and pedestrians around them. 

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