Columbia County DUI Attorney
Columbia County is Oregon’s third-smallest county by land area, and fourth smallest by total area. While the entire county has a population of over 49,000 people, the area hosts the longest stretch of the Columbia River in the state. The southern county line attracts commuters who work in a major metropolitan area, but favor a quieter lifestyle. The commute is approximately 30 minutes northwest of Portland, and the county is considered part of the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metropolitan area.
The Columbia County courthouse is located in the county seat of Saint Helens. There is a program for first-time DUI convictions, so if you have been charged with a Columbia County DUI (sometimes referred to as a DUII), you may be eligible for their diversion program. Diversion is designed for low level offenders, and provides participants with access to treatment professionals, drug and alcohol therapy, and close supervision from members of the court to ensure participants are compliant and successful. If you are eligible for the program and do all that the court requires you to do in a year, your DUI charge will be dismissed. Columbia County takes DUI charges seriously, however, and if you are deemed ineligible for Diversion or go to trial without an impeccable DUI lawyer, you can face significant fines and jail time.
Please be advised that it is always your responsibility to show up to the right courthouse and to be on time. For citations that direct you to appear at the Columbia County Circuit Court, please go to:
230 Strand Street
Saint Helens, Oregon 97015
If you are facing DUI charges in Columbia County, Oregon, Reynolds Defense Firm has a unique ability to help you. While it is legal to go to court without professional representation, it is a frequent and devastatingly unfortunate mistake to face a DUI without impeccable representation and legal advice because the consequences are too great. Our team has over 5 decades of combined experience with members of the court in Columbia County, and those relationships carry a significant impact on the outcome of our client’s cases. Can we get back door deals? No, but having established relationships are certainly part of the criminal justice system, so hiring a team of professionals to assist you with your DUI charge is crucial. Hire us, or hire another firm, just make sure your lawyer specializes in DUIs knows the inner workings of the Columbia County court system.
If you are convicted of a DUI crime, penalties can include costly fines and extended jail times. There are other consequences, however, that should be strongly considered when making a decision about how you will proceed with handling your case. Those consequences can include a damaged reputation, barriers to financial lending, housing security, rejections from future employment opportunities, and destroyed relationships with friends and family members. Once again, self-representation is a legal option, but when you hire a DUI lawyer from Reynolds Defense Firm, you are showing the judges, police officers and other court employees in Columbia County that you are taking matters seriously.
If you need help with resolving a DUI arrest or any other related criminal matters in Columbia County, Oregon—please call Reynolds Defense Firm at (503) 223-3422, submit an online form on this website, or chat or text us with our 24/7 live chat service for your free initial consultation. The sooner you call, the more we can strengthen you case and keep negative consequences to a minimum. Our team does one thing, and we do it well. We are happy to answer your questions and figure out the best course of action that will benefit you and your family.