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

DUI Diversion: First DUI in Washington County, Oregon

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

If you have been arrested for DUI in Washington County, Oregon, you were probably arrested by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Hillsboro Police Department, Sherwood Police Department, Tigard Police Department, Tualatin Police Department, or one of the other local police departments. 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.

If you were arrested by Beaverton Police Department for a misdemeanor DUI, your Beaverton DUI case will probably be forwarded to the Beaverton City Attorney's Office, which will review your case and decide what charges to file. However, if Beaverton police arrested you for any felonies, your case will probably be forwarded to the Washington County District Attorney's Office.

If you are considering taking your DUI case to trial, then you should consult with an experienced, aggressive DUI lawyer, who can help you weigh the pros and cons objectively, so that you can make the best decisions possible. A solid DUI lawyer will know the judges, the prosecutors, the police departments, and the jury pool, and help you make the best strategic decisions, to help you as much as possible. You may need to wait 3 - 6 months, or longer, to have your DUI case heard, so you will want to plan accordingly and be in close communication with your DUI lawyer.

Even within the law enforcement community, the Washington County DA's Office has a reputation for being very, very aggressive, sometimes too aggressive. A solid DUI lawyer who understands the DA's office can help effectively negotiate a case, and if called for, go to trial, in Washington County.

The Oregon DUI Diversion firm helps clients arrested for DUI in Washington County, Oregon, in Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, and other surrounding suburbs. The Oregon DUI Diversion firm focuses on delivering services to ensure clients who enter DUI Diversion in Washington County, Oregon, 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 firm 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.

Background on Washington County, Oregon: Washington County, Oregon, is a growing county on the west side of Portland, Oregon, and is a bridge between Portland and wine country. Washington County is named after president George Washington, and was originally named Twality.

Pacific University is located in Forest Grove.

Hillsboro is the county seat of Washington County, is governed by an elected board of five commissioners, and generally leans Democratic in elections. The larger communities in Washington County are: Beaverton, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Lake Oswego (partially), Portland (partially), Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin (partially), and Wilsonville (partially).

Washington County is home to a number of major employers, including: Columbia Sportswear, Intel, Nike, Tektronix, SolarWorld, and Planar Systems.

For information about Washington County, Oregon, generally, see: The Oregonian, and KOIN 6 news.

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