“The Best DUI Defense is Knowing the Offense” - Sunil K. Raju, Former Prosecutor
DUI in Hillsboro, Oregon: If you have been arrested for DUI in Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon, by Hillsboro police, you may be eligible to take care of your case in DUI Diversion if it is your first DUI. Felony and misdemeanor Hillsboro DUI cases normally will be handled in Hillsboro, Oregon, at Washington County Circuit Court. Hillsboro is the county seat of Washington County. Hillsboro DUI cases are not handled by the City of Hillsboro 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.
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 Hillsboro, Oregon, in Portland, and other surrounding suburbs. The Oregon DUI Diversion firm focuses on delivering services to ensure clients who enter DUI Diversion in Hillsboro, 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 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 Hillsboro, Oregon: Hillsboro, Oregon, is a growing suburb on the west side of Portland, Oregon, and is a bridge between Portland and wine country. Learn more here, from the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce.
Hillsboro is home to a number of major employers, including: Intel and Nike.