Marion County DUI Attorney
Our team of specialized DUI attorneys has an impressive 100 years of combined experience, and we were voted Best DUI Law Firm in the Willamette Valey in 2023. We have a unique advantage when it comes to deciphering the intricacies of police reports, as some of our attorneys have trained law enforcement officers in writing reports. While there are numerous criminal defense lawyers out there, only a few are part of a dedicated DUI defense team. That's not to say that an individual lawyer, working solo, can't be outstanding, but we've come to understand that no matter how skilled an attorney is, they need the right team of talented individuals to deliver their absolute best to each client.
As dedicated specialists in our field, we excel at one thing: DUI law. In fact, we've even educated fellow attorneys on DUI laws to enhance their ability to serve clients effectively. When considering which attorney to represent you in your case, prioritize a lawyer who specializes in DUI law and has vast experience within the Marion County court system. This is crucial because a DUI conviction carries consequences that reach well beyond the courtroom. It can lead to fines, jail time, difficulties in personal relationships, challenges finding employment and housing, financial stress, and various other hardships. If you or a loved one needs help in addressing DUI charges, don't hesitate to reach out to Reynolds Defense Firm for a FREE consultation. You can contact us anytime, day or night, at 503-506-2886. You can also chat or send a text message with our 24/7 live chat service. Last but certainly not least, you can submit an online form on this website. We are committed to addressing your concerns and helping you find peace of mind so you can rest easier.
A lot of our clients from Marion County commonly ask us, “What if I refused Field Sobriety Tests?” Drivers who are stopped by police on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants are typically asked to take field sobriety tests (“FST’s”). Most often these tests are carried out on the side of the road and the information that is gathered in these tests become an important part of the evidence used to prove a DUI. There are not legal consequences in the same sense as there are if you were to refuse the breath test.
If you refuse a breath test, that carries along with it the possibility of a driver’s license suspension, and the length of that suspension depends on a number of factors. In refusing field sobriety tests, there’s no license suspension. Typically what would happen is the officer would read to you what is called the ROHRS Admonishment. This explains to you that the officer is going to ask you to perform what they describe as purely physical tests that are not going to ask you to reveal your thoughts, beliefs, or state of mind. Then the officer describes to you what the tests are, which is the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test (“HGN”), walk and turn test, and the one-leg stand. Finally they’ll ask you if you have any questions about any of these things, and if you still say that you do not want to take the FST’s, the officer will tell you that your refusal can be used against you in court. This basically means that if you were to take your case to trial, the State could offer your refusal as evidence that you didn’t take the tests because you knew you would fail, because you were impaired. So that’s really the only “consequence” for refusing the FST’s. For more DUI FAQ’s, visit our website and continue reading through our ‘Client Guide.’Marion County Circuit Court
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We urge you to consider hiring representation, as Marion County takes DUI charges seriously. If you are deemed ineligible for Diversion, or go to trial without a DUI lawyer, you can face harsh consequences including jail time. Reynolds Defense Firm has represented many clients where little to no jail time was successfully negotiated. While outcomes vary because every case is different, with its own set of facts, Reynolds Defense Firm will work hard to minimize the legal ramifications against you.
If your citation directs you to appear at the Marion County Circuit Court, please go to:Marion County Circuit Court
100 High St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
8:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Mon-Fri
The courthouse is closed on legal holidays
Normally, after a DUI arrest, you'll need to avoid alcohol as a condition set by the court. While many of our clients might not have trouble staying away from alcohol, finding fun social activities that don't involve drinking could be something new to think about. To lend a hand, here are a few enjoyable local things to do while you're in Marion County.
The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St, Silverton, OR 97381
The Oregon Garden, located in Silverton, Oregon, USA, is a sprawling 80-acre botanical garden and popular tourist destination. Established in 1999, it boasts more than 20 unique gardens, including the enchanting Rose Garden, the playful Children's Garden, and the productive Silverton Market Garden. This delightful attraction welcomes visitors every day of the year and serves as a venue for both public and private events.
Oregon State Fair and Expo Center, 2330 17th St NE, Salem, OR 97301
The Oregon State Fair is the official state fair of the U.S. state of Oregon and returns every August through September. And the rest of the year you can visit prepared for fun times, learning opportunities, tours, entertainment events, some fun-fundraisers and even more. The Oregon State Fair and Exposition offers 185 acres of opportunities for events and is unique among this state’s event locations.
If you find yourself dealing with a DUI situation in Salem, Oregon, or Marion County, please don't hesitate to give us a call at (503) 506-2886. Choosing Reynolds Defense Firm to stand by your side means setting yourself up for success. We understand that facing such challenges can be daunting, and we're here to support you every step of the way.
Our team holds a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to Salem and Marion County DUI laws and procedures. With over 100 years of combined experience, which includes our attorneys' backgrounds as former prosecutors and judges, we are intimately familiar with current court practices. We're not just here to provide legal advice; we're here to address your questions, ease your concerns, and offer guidance tailored to your unique circumstances. Your well-being is our priority, and we're committed to helping you navigate through this difficult time.