The importance Carver Law places on providing the best service to our clients requires that we stay up to date on case law and any changes that may impact our clients.
One of the areas with which we have a great deal of expertise is DUII and clients often have questions about what this law covers. Oregon law defines this charge as DUII, or “Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.” Other states may still use the designation DUI – Driving Under the Influence, or DWI – Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Impaired.
While many people believe a DUII refers strictly to alcohol, this law actually means that a driver may not operate a vehicle under the influence of any controlled substance. An impairment may be caused by alcohol, illegal drugs, or even certain medications. You can read more in this article provided by the Oregon State Bar: Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (https://www.osbar.org/public/legalinfo/1274_DUII.htm)
There can be severe consequences for DUII charges, and securing representation that understands the intricacies of law offers you the peace of mind and the protection you need.
Call Carver Law to discuss your legal needs. You have rights. We’re here to protect them.