DUI Attorney in Portland - Hillsboro


Are you in need of an excellent Portland DUI lawyer? Contact us at 971-205-5695 or fill out the form below for a free consultation. Chris is an excellent DUI lawyer located serving all of  Portland. 


Trotter Law offers the high-quality representation you need when facing a DUI. Chris Trotter is a lawyer with a wealth of experience handling DUI cases. He has dedicated a significant portion of his practice to DUI litigation. Chris has tried many DUI cases, including for the prosecution and the defense. He has been trained to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, attended DUI attorney-focused specialized training classes, and works tirelessly to stay ahead of the competition by studying the latest and best techniques. When you come to Trotter Law, you are in good hands.


Your rights will be aggressively protected by a dedicated DUI attorney with trial experience who genuinely cares about his highest priority: you.


When a person is charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUI), they need the best representation possible. The potential consequences include substantial fines and other fees, a driver's license suspension, probation, court-mandated treatment, jail time, and more. Some of these consequences can be imposed as a result of having refused or failed a breath test, even if the District Attorney never imposes criminal charges.

Complete and Accurate Answers to All of Your DUI Law Questions

People charged with a DUI usually have a variety of questions for lawyers, such as:


  • What are my rights when charged with a DUI?

  • How do I beat a DUI?

  • How can I avoid a driver's license suspension?

  • Do I have to give a breath sample?

  • Can I be charged with a DUI if I didn't drink alcohol?

  • How much will it cost to hire an attorney for a DUI?


Trying to learn the law as you go, is not the way to deal with a DUI charge. You need a DUI lawyer who knows the law and has experience. There are a variety of laws which directly affect people facing a DUI. These laws can be confusing, especially to a person with little or no experience in the criminal justice system. Lack of understanding can, and often does, result in missing a crucial deadline, such as the 10-day requirement to challenge your license suspension. 


At Trotter Law, a dedicated and knowledgeable DUI attorney will answer all the DUI related questions you might have. Having a lawyer clearly and concisely answer these questions will make you feel much more at ease about the whole process.


A Portland DUI Lawyer Can Help Protect Your Driver's License


Under Oregon law, a person under investigation for a DUI who fails a breath test, meaning the breath test machine records a result of .08% or above, is subject to a 90-day driver's license suspension. If the person refuses to give a breath sample, the proposed suspension is 1-year. The proposed suspension periods may be enhanced (lengthened) if the person has previously failed or refused a breath test, participated in the DUI Diversion Program, or been convicted for a DUI. These suspensions are imposed by the Oregon DMV, not the courts, under what is known as the Oregon Implied Consent Law.


The person has the right to challenge the Implied Consent suspension, but the request for a hearing to do so must be submitted within 10 days of the person's arrest. Having an experienced DUI attorney to represent you at this hearing will maximize your chances of avoiding the suspension. 


If a person is convicted of a DUI for the first time, the court will suspend their driver's license for a period of 1-year. If the person is convicted of a DUI for the second time within 5 years of the first conviction, the court suspension of their license will be for a period of 3-years. A person convicted of a DUI for the third time, regardless of when the prior convictions took place, will receive a lifetime revocation of the driver's license. Fortunately, a person who receives a lifetime revocation can petition the court to reinstate their license, but they have to wait 10 years before they are eligible to do so.


Chris Trotter is dedicated to doing everything possible under the law to protect your driver's license. From the Implied Consent Hearing to fighting your case in court, as a DUI lawyer, he has the experience and knowledge to optimize your opportunity to avoid a driver's license suspension.


Protect Your Rights With an Excellent DUI Lawyer


Trotter Law offers aggressive, dedicated, experienced representation to people with DUI charges. You need an attorney who will protect and fight for every client's rights, every time. If you or a loved one is facing a DUI, having a lawyer with experience handling DUIs is crucial. Trotter Law provides the excellent representation you deserve.


Get a Free DUI Lawyer Consultation Today


Contact Trotter Law today at 971-205-5695 to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss your options or fill out the form below. Representation is available for individuals with cases in Portland, Salem, Beaverton, Hillsboro, and all of Washington County. If you need a Portland DUI attorney, Chris is a great choice!


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