When you are charged with a criminal offense, your whole life changes. Not only must you defend yourself, you may lose your job and your reputation just by being charged. If you are in the midst of a divorce, or already divorced, custody of your children may become an issue.
Oregon law imposes harsh penalties for those who are convicted of driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII). The legal limit for a blood alcohol content (BAC) as determined by a breath or blood test is 0.08 or higher.
A violation of a person’s civil rights can occur in many contexts. For example, employers violate the civil rights of employees when they discriminate against anyone based on their age, gender, race, religion, country of origin, disability and many other specific reasons for which the law provides protection.