If you've been arrested or received a citation for a DUII in Beaverton, Oregon there are a number of things that you need to know in order to preserve your rights and get the best possible chance for a positive outcome.
Both an arrest and a citation for DUII in Beaverton will ultimately result in a mandate to appear in court to answer your charges. If you were released from jail after booking, this would have come in the form of a release agreement. This gives you time to contact an attorney and put him or her on retainer prior to your court date. If you were arrested and not given the opportunity to be released before your court date, this process will prove to be somewhat harder.
Regardless of your court appearance mandate form, you should expect to have several court appearances where your attendance is mandatory. That is, unless you have a DUII attorney that you have hired to represent you. In these cases, you may be able to skip attending the arraignment and potentially all of your court appearances since your lawyer can be present and represent your interests in a court of law. Of course, your lawyer may have an opinion about you missing court and feel as though your attendance will benefit your position. You should speak to our attorneys about this before making arrangements for missing work or potentially causing the issuance of a bench warrant in the event you don't appear in court and were compelled to.
The short answer is that it depends. Your release agreement or citation
should tell you when you first date will be. If you are unsure, even after
reviewing your documents, you can contact the courthouse for further information
and clarification. You will most likely be asked to appear at the Beaverton
Circuit Court facility, but this is not the only court that hears Beaverton
DUII cases, so make sure you are appearing for the right court, on the
right day. For the most part, you should expect to have your initial court
appearance about 30 days after your citation or arrest.
No matter what court you are attending, make sure to show up on time, in appropriate attire and with your attorney.
No. That is not to say that the judge doesn't have any latitude to levy
different sentences to DWI/DUII offenders in Beaverton but they rarely
ever offer sentences such as community service or work options over jail
As a matter of fact, Beaverton is notorious for being one of the strictest counties for DUII prosecution and sentencing, along with other a few other cities in the Portland Metro Area including Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville, Gladstone, Canby and Tigard.
This is why it is super important to have experienced, well respected defense attorneys such as Gilroy Napoli at your side. DUI charges in Beaverton are punishable by state law and follow state sentencing guidelines, which means that there are several, non-negotiable penalties including financial penalties, the loss of your drivers license and possibly more.
From negotiating reasonable settlements to taking cases to trial in Beaverton & Washington County, Gilroy & Napoli offers effective legal counsel for DUI Charges.