It’s every parent’s nightmare. Your teenager is driving home from a night of partying with friends, only to be pulled over by the police. A simple traffic violation rapidly escalates into a Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) charge. What can you expect, and how can you mitigate the consequences?
Is My Teenager’s Life Ruined?
The penalties for a DUII offense in Oregon vary immensely. Courts are more lenient to those without prior convictions, and who complete the steps put forth by the court. At this pivotal point, your child needs a DUII attorney to make sure this mistake is addressed properly. A DUII conviction can have enormous life consequences, including denial of admission into colleges or universities. Also, a DUII conviction could prevent your child from pursuing certain careers, such as becoming a teacher.
What questions did the Officer ask my teenager?
It is common practice for an officer to ask an accused driver several questions during an arrest. Law enforcement officials are aware that often times individuals will speak freely when answering these questions, and not consider the legal ramifications of their words. Their answers may hurt the defense of their charge. Therefore, it is important to understand the type of questions typically asked during a suspected DUII traffic stop.
Common DUII questions:
- Have you had any alcohol, and if so, how many drinks have you had?
- Have you taken any prescription or illegal drugs in the last 24 hours?
Contact a Professional DUII Attorney
Oregon DUII laws are getting stricter. You need an experienced attorney who will help you successfully defend your rights. John Gilroy and Jeff Napoli are former Deputy District Attorneys who understand both ends of the process. They can help you understand it as well. Contact Gilroy & Napoli today for more information about how best to handle your teenager’s DUII charge.