Richard E Oberdorfer’s Answers

Richard E Oberdorfer

Portland DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. I have been charged with a DUII and reckless endangerment.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Damien S Donnelly-Cole
    2. Richard E Oberdorfer
    3. Mark C Cogan
    3 lawyer answers

    If it's important to you to get into DUII Diversion, consider voluntarily starting and Oregon certified DUII alcohol and drug treatment program NOW. The same statute that Mr. Donnelly-Cole cites also permits the judge to consider "whether there was an early recognition by the defendant during the proceeding that a course of diagnosis and treatment of problem drinking, alcoholism or drug dependency would be beneficial." You will need a good DUII attorney, in any event, to explain to a court why...

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  2. What is the penalty for 3 duiis in oregon?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Richard E Oberdorfer
    2. Damien S Donnelly-Cole
    3. Karen J Mockrin
    3 lawyer answers

    Oregon law provides that a DUII is a felony if you have two prior DUII convictions in the past 10 years (with a minimum of 90 days jail if convicted), or if you have three prior DUII convictions in the past 10 years (minimum 13-14 months prison). A third DUII now also comes with a Lifetime License Revocation. Because these consequences are so draconian, you should immediately contact a lawyer who specializes in DUII defense! Look for someone who tries cases regularly, and who knows how to fight...

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  3. Will a California wet Wreckless conviction count against me in court for an alleged Duii in oregon?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Richard E Oberdorfer
    2. Anthony Michael Solis
    3. Peter R Tovey
    4. Julia E. Simmons
    4 lawyer answers

    To be eligible for Oregon's DUII Diversion program, you have to able to swear that in the past 15 years you have no convictions for DUII or "(B) A driving under the influence of intoxicants offense in another jurisdiction that involved the impaired driving of a vehicle due to the use of intoxicating liquor, a controlled substance, an inhalant or any combination thereof; or (C) A driving offense in another jurisdiction that involved operating a vehicle while having a blood alcohol content...

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  4. If I completed my dui diversion in 2009 am I eligible to obtain a concealed hand gun license in lane county?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Richard E Oberdorfer
    2. Thomas G. Briody
    2 lawyer answers

    Odds are: yes. People participating in DUII Diversion often lose their CHL (Concealed Handgun License) on the theory they're subject to "pretrial release" (I disagree with this interpretation, as Diversion entails a lack of any DUII trial in Oregon -- either you successfully complete Diversion for a dismissal or you're convicted based on your plea you gave to enter Diversion. So whatever Diversion is, it's not "pretrial"). But now that your Diversion is terminated, I take it, and hopefully...

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  5. Will my boyfriend go to jail?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey S Siefman
    2. Ian Jeffrey Slavin
    3. Karen J Mockrin
    4. Richard E Oberdorfer
    4 lawyer answers

    Just a quick note: DWS is not a violation of a DUII Diversion contract. Driving without an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) -- during a time when you have driving privileges (doesn't sound like he had driving privileges) is a violation of the contract. In any event, he needs to hire a good DUII lawyer now. There are some good ones in Hood River, and most Portland lawyers will head out there too. Get him off the Internet and into a lawyer's office. This is serious.

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  6. What would happen if u were on probation in Oregon for a misdemeanor and u just moved to Wisconsin?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Richard E Oberdorfer
    2. Troy Austin Pickard
    3. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    3 lawyer answers

    For some things in life, it's better to ask forgiveness rather than permission. This is not one of them. Have your lawyer send a letter to your P.O. Or probation judge with the reasons you'd like to move and the proposed dates, along with an update of your performance thus far on probation (treatment done? Victim Impact Panel? Etc.). Conditions of probation can often be carried out out-of-state -- with the court's permission. So just ask. I doubt many lawyers will answer your specific...

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  7. DMV requiring 18 month prgm be completed. No longer live in California. Can I complete one in my state of residence?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey S Siefman
    2. Richard E Oberdorfer
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Jeff -- and the converse, you can probably find a California approved treatment program here in Oregon. Best to give your California lawyer a call. I like hearing from old clients, seeing how they're doing -- your lawyer would probably appreciate the call and good question too.

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  8. I have some DUI's in the 80's are they off my record, can I get them expunged

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard E Oberdorfer
    2. Jeffrey A Turnoy
    2 lawyer answers

    Oregon DUII convictions aren't expungeable under the current state of the law, but non-Diversion DUII dismissals ARE expungeable. I either of your prior arrests were resolved with dismissal, then you've got a shot.

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  9. I got a dui in August (Oregon) and plan on moving to the state of Washington, does my license suspensions still apply?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard E Oberdorfer
    2. Daniel Alexander Jimenez
    3. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3 lawyer answers

    First, if you're on probation you must ASK the court for permission to leave the state. Second, out of state drivers are not eligible for an Oregon hardship permit. You should call a good DUII lawyer now -- preferably one licensed in both states.

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  10. Got DUI Crim.Misc. II Presump Fine2. Blew all zeros. unknown results of UA . Wed. 10/24/12.Do I need attorney,and how do I plea

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Richard E Oberdorfer
    3. John E. Schlosser
    4. William Francis
    4 lawyer answers

    I like Mr. Schlosser's answer, I just wanted to add: go meet with a DUII specialist now! Most of us are suckers and don't charge for an initial consultation, so you'll walk out with a ton of information even if you don't hire the lawyer.

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