“The Best DUI Defense is Knowing the Offense” - Sunil K. Raju, Former Prosecutor

DUI Diversion: First DUI in Tualatin, Oregon

DUI in Tualatin, Oregon: If you have been arrested for DUI in Tualatin, Oregon, by Tualatin police, you may be eligible to take care of your case in DUI Diversion if it is your first DUI. Tualatin DUI cases, both misdemeanors and felonies normally will be handled in Hillsboro, Oregon, at Washington County Circuit Court. Tualatin DUI cases are not handled at the City of Tualatin Municipal Court

Your DUI case will most likely be forwarded to the Washington County District Attorney's Office, which will review your case and decide what charges to file.

A small part of the city of Tualatin is located in Clackamas County, making it possible that your case may be sent to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office for review and prosecution; if this were to occur, then your case may be heard in Clackamas County Circuit Court.

If you have other charges sent to the Washington County Circuit Court - e.g., Criminal Mischief II, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Assault IV are common charges in DUI cases where there is a minor accident - then you probably will not be able to take care of those charges in DUI Diversion, and will need to strategize how you may resolve those charges separately. If you were also cited for Reckless Driving, you may be able to also resolve that charge in DUI Diversion. If the officer is aggressive, they may also issue you traffic tickets that you will need to handle in the Circuit Court.

If you are considering taking your case to trial, the Washington County Circuit Court is where the trial would occur. You would want to consult with a DUI lawyer on whether your case should be decided by a judge or a jury. A good DUI lawyer will be familiar with the judge, the prosecutors, the police department, and the jury pool, and be able to advise you on what options you should consider in your specific case. It depends on what is happening at the courthouse, but it may take 3 - 6 months, or longer, to finally get your DUI case to trial, so you want to work with a DUI lawyer who will help you weigh the pros and cons of your DUI case, and make sure that you make wise decisions if you are best served by taking your case to trial.

The Oregon DUI Diversion firm helps clients arrested for DUI in Tualatin, Oregon, in Portland, and other surrounding suburbs. The Oregon DUI Diversion firm focuses on delivering services to ensure clients who enter DUI Diversion for their Tualatin DUI, are successful throughout the 12 - 18 months of DUI Diversion, and avoid getting sent back to court because of confusion over whether they are in compliance with DUI Diversion.

Instead of leaving DUI Diversion clients to handle their case on their own, with the risk of DUI conviction remaining on the horizon for 12 - 18 months after they enter DUI Diversion, the Oregon DUI Diversion focuses on taking care of helping DUI Diversion clients throughout the 12 - 18 months of DUI Diversion with discretion and helping them avoid getting called back to court and accused of violation of DUI Diversion.

Read here more generally about being arrested for DUI in Washington County, Oregon.

Background on Tualatin, Oregon: Tualatin, Oregon, is a thriving suburb on the west side of Portland, Oregon, and the city's name appears to be Native American. Learn more here, from the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce. Tualatin is the home of Bridgeport Village, an upscale shopping area.

Tualatin is home to a number of prominent neighborhoods, and hosts the Tualatin Crawfish Festival each year.

Major employers in Tualatin include: Bridgeport Village, CRKT, and Kershaw Knives.

For information about Tualatin generally, see: The Oregonian, and the The Tigard-Tualatin Times.

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