Written by attorney MacDaniel E Reynolds

Should I just plead guilty to my DUI arrest?

I know what I did was wrong, should I just plead guilty to my DUI arrest at the Arraignment?

The short answer is no! Many local judges will not even accept your guilty plea to a DUI charge at your arraignment because they know you haven’t had time to get the police reports for your case and to discuss your case with a lawyer. Without trying to scare you, a DUII in Oregon is either a Class A Misdemeanor or a Class C Felony – a conviction of either of these likely means jail time, probation, license suspension, and significant court fines.

Do everything you can to make an educated decision before you go to court and tell them you are guilty of committing crime, and yes, this includes talking with an attorney. Of course the decision is yours - you don’t have to talk with an attorney at all, and you sure don’t have to call Reynolds Defense Firm, but I think the peace of mind it will give you will probably help you sleep better tonight. For a free consultation, please call us at 503.223.3422. Or visit us online:

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