How Much Will a DUI Case Cost?

DUI lawyer Jared Justice is an experienced lawyer who deals with DUII cases on a regular basis.

If you are arrested for a DUI and fail or refuse a breath, blood, or urine test, you will usually be penalized regardless of whether or not the case results in a conviction. If convicted of a DUI, then the penalties imposed by the court will be independent of the previous administrative penalties. The maximum fine for a DUI will depend on several considerations Having an experienced DUI attorney will keep you on track and ensure that you get evenhanded treatment from all involved.

Assuming a lawfully executed DUI arrest takes place, you’ll face a 90-day administrative license suspension for having a BAC .08 or higher even if you aren’t eventually convicted—the penalty increases to a year if you refuse to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test, which violates Oregon’s Implied Consent law. Almost all drivers in the diversion program for a first offense DUI are obligated to purchase and maintain an ignition interlock device (IID), which can cost approximately $70-$150 to install and about $60-$80 per month to maintain.

What is the Total Cost of a DUI?

The total cost you’ll end up paying in the end for a DUI depends on many moving parts. Minimum fines for first-offense DUI convictions are $1,000-$3,000, plus a $255 additional fee. However, special conditions exist that result in higher fines. If your BAC was at a .15% or more, you will be fined at least $2,000. In either of these two cases, the maximum fine is $6,250.

After performing a screening interview that determines the appropriate substance abuse treatment program, you will be required to complete the recommended treatment and to pay for its accumulated costs, as well as a $150 fee for the evaluation. Further, the court usually includes sending a driver to attend a victim impact treatment class, which can also result in additional costs.

Each case differs and can result in a wide range of potential financial penalties. Let DUI lawyer Jared Justice work for you throughout the process.

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Jared Justice is available to practice anywhere in the state of Oregon. He focuses on practicing in the following State Courts: Clackamas, Multnomah, Yamhill, Marion, and Washington Counties. He also practices in the following Municipal Courts: Lake Oswego, West Linn, Newberg, Canby, McMinnville, Troutdale, Oregon City, Beaverton, Milwaukie, Gladstone, and just about every other court in the Portland area.