If you have been arrested for a DUII in Washington County, you might be wondering what the next steps might be.
If your DUI arrest took place in Hillsboro or you were booked at the Washington County Jail, you may have received a notice to make an appearance in court. If the former is the case, you likely received a release agreement instructing you to make a court appearance at a future date. It is possible that you may remain in custody if you were arrested on a DUII felony or other severe charges through your first appearance in court (and potentially longer).
If your arrest took place in Hillsboro, it is most likely that you were instructed to make your court appearance in Hillsboro City Municipal Court (150 E Main St, Hillsboro, OR 97123). It is mandatory that you appear in court. If you fail to do so, a bench warrant for your arrest will be dispensed. In Washington County it is possible to skip that appearance if your worst charge is classified as a misdemeanor and you have hired a DUI attorney from Oregon. For further information on these circumstances, please consult with a qualified attorney.
Please refer to the papers you were served. Your release agreement or the citation you were issued will let you know where you need to be for your original court date. The majority of Washington County DUII hearings take place at the Washington County Circuit Court (the main entrance is located on 145 NE 2nd Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124). Circuit Court hearings of this nature normally take place in the afternoon around 30 days after you were arrested. Be aware that you may be instructed to appear at a different municipal court, so check your papers carefully and call with any questions.
Always be on time. To learn which courtroom your case will be heard in, check in at the main window.
Yes, all Washington County Circuit Court appearances take place at the Washington County Courthouse.
Does Washington County have any different or unique sentencing alternatives? That is usually not the case. Work rather than jail time is not offered in Washington County, but on rare occasions work releases and community service are offered for DUII sentences. Surrounding counties share these guidelines. Please remember that DUII is a state crime across Oregon. All courts handle DUII charges in whatever manner they deem most appropriate, but DUII laws carry mandatory punishments, (like the suspension of your license), and are uniform across Oregon.
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