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DUII Related Charges 

If you have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII), there is a chance you may also face charges for various related crimes. The state can press these even if the arresting officer did not give you a citation for them. On this page, we offer information about DUII-related charges in Oregon and how our attorney approaches cases involving multiple offenses. 

Have you been arrested for DUII and found you are on the hook for other crimes? Call James O'Rourke to schedule a consultation to discuss your charges and why the state is pressing them. 

Start with our firm by calling (503) 506-2836 or reaching out online. 

Common DUII-Related Charges

Some of the most common offenses that might occur during DUII include:

Reckless Driving

You could be charged with this offense if you are DUII and the arresting officer sees you almost hit another person or someone’s property. Additionally, you could face this charge if you are going over double the legal speed limit or have an exceptionally high blood alcohol content (BAC). 

Criminal Mischief

Damaging a mailbox, power pole, vehicle, or other property while DUII could result in a criminal mischief charge. 


If you are DUII and cause an accident that physically harms another person, the state could press assault misdemeanor or felony assault charges. 


If you are DUII and it leads to a collision that causes another’s death, you could face manslaughter charges. 

Driving while Suspended

Driving with a license you know is suspended is illegal. You could face felony charges if you are DUII with a license that was suspended for a conviction for felony DUII or any degree of assault, murder, manslaughter, or criminally negligent homicide resulting from a vehicle collision. 

Failure to Take a Breath Test

According to Oregon’s implied consent laws, you have automatically agreed to a breath test by driving on the state’s roadways. This makes refusing a test a punishable offense that could lead to a license suspension. 

Failure to Submit to a Urine Test

The state’s implied consent laws apply to urine tests as well. Failure to submit to one could result in license suspension. 

Fleeing or Attempting to Elude an Officer by Vehicle or Foot

If you are driving your car and know an officer has given you a signal to pull over, but you attempt to get away from them, you can be charged with a crime. The same is true if you get out of your car and attempt to elude the officer on foot. 

Failure to Perform Duties of Driver to Injured Persons or When Property Is Damaged

Oregon law maintains that hit-and-runs involving property or people are illegal. You could be charged if you do not remain on the scene to provide information and/or assist the person the accident hurt.

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Speak with Our Attorney About Your DUII Case

Our lawyer has over 40 years of experience fighting for the rights and freedoms of Oregonians. Facing multiple charges is undoubtedly stressful, but you can feel confident turning to him and our firm’s supporting staff. While we cannot promise any particular case outcome, we can point to our track record of success and commitment to serving clients. Across our practice areas, we have a 90% case success rate. Additionally, many past clients can attest to their positive experiences with us. Read their testimonials on our reviews page

Schedule a free consultation to speak confidentially about your DUII case. Call (503) 506-2836 today.

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