Law Office of
John E. Gutbezahl, LLC
5 Centerpointe Drive Suite 400
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035
First and foremost, in Oregon you have 10 days from the arrest to request a hearing to challenge the suspension for refusing or failing a breath test. In Washington you have 20 days. Even if you can not retain counsel immediately, check your paperwork and request the hearing.
I would be happy to help you do the request even if you can not retain me immediately. This challenge is important because your license is at stake. Plus it allows our office to cross examine the officer under oath before the prosecutor can prep the officer for trial.
You may be diversion eligible however our office will analyze the case to see if it is proper for trial. If you are not eligible for diversion, your license is at further risk of suspension if you are convicted. Other consequences can be Felony DUI if you have two prior convictions within 10 years of the current arrest which is a presumptive prison offense. Your career, your freedom and your wallet are at stake. With so much on the line why settle for a lawyer who will plead you out?
You are innocent unless and until proven guilty. Protect your rights. Contact the Law Office of John E. Gutbezahl immediately at 503.594.1919