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What is a DUII?

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DUII stands for “Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.” In the state of Oregon, if an officer pulls you over for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, you will be charged with a DUII.

Drunk driving is the common term for being convicted of driving or operating a vehicle while intoxicated. In Oregon, and from a more legal perspective, driving under intoxication can be due to other controlled substances or a combined influence of a substance and alcohol. Thus, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is not the charge you will receive, but a DUII instead.

Driving under the influence of intoxicants is a serious offense in Oregon and can lead to significant legal consequences. These consequences can include fines, community service, license suspension, and even jail time.

The state of Oregon takes impaired driving very seriously due to the high risk it poses to public safety. The penalties for a DUII are designed to deter individuals from driving under the influence and to encourage those who have been convicted to seek help for substance use issues.

At Another Chance, we recognize the consequences of driving under the influence. We are certified by the state to provide services tailored to those who have received a DUII. In addition to helping you regain your driving privileges, our DUII program also aims to guide, support, and educate you towards living a life free of addiction.

What to Expect From Our DUII Program

Our DUII program can meet the specific requirements and needs of individuals who have been charged with a DUII. We offer a comprehensive and supportive environment to help you through this challenging time.

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Flexible Schedules

We understand that everyone has different schedules and responsibilities. Our program offers flexible schedules that will also meet the required hours for your case. This flexibility ensures that you can fulfill your legal obligations without disrupting your work or personal life.


Diversion or Conviction

Whether you received penalties for diversion or conviction, we have a designed program that will meet your treatment requirements. Our program is tailored to address the unique needs of each individual, ensuring that you receive the support and guidance necessary for your situation.

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Accurate Monitoring System

We will be closely monitoring your progress and will report to and correspond with individuals involved in your case, such as your attorney or the district attorney. We also provide random drug and alcohol testing to track your progress and ensure that you are maintaining sobriety. This monitoring is crucial for demonstrating your commitment to recovery and compliance with legal requirements.

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Time Frame

Many individuals complete the program within a 3 to 4 month period. However, we also offer continued support beyond the initial period to create and maintain a full continuation of care. This ongoing support helps ensure long-term success and prevents relapse.

Legal Consequences of a DUII in Oregon

When charged with a DUII in Oregon, the legal process and penalties can be daunting. A DUII conviction can lead to a range of consequences, including:

License Suspension: Under Oregon’s implied consent law, if you refuse to take a chemical test (such as a breathalyzer or blood test) when pulled over, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended. Even if you comply with the test and are found to be over the legal limit, your license may still be suspended.

Fines: The minimum fine for a first-time DUII conviction is typically significant and can increase with subsequent offenses.

Community Service: You may be required to complete up to 80 hours of community service.

Jail Time: A first-time DUII conviction can result in up to 48 hours in jail, with the possibility of a longer sentence for repeat offenders.

Diversion Program: First-time offenders may be eligible to enter a diversion program, which can help avoid a DUII conviction if completed successfully.

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Our Commitment to Your Recovery

We are committed to helping you achieve lasting recovery from substance use disorders. Our DUII program is not just about meeting legal requirements; it’s about providing you with the support and education needed to make meaningful changes in your life. We understand the challenges associated with addiction and impaired driving, and we are here to help you overcome them.

Our experienced staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care and effective treatment. We use evidence-based practices to address the underlying issues that contribute to substance use and impaired driving. By focusing on the root causes of addiction, we help you develop the skills and strategies needed to maintain sobriety and improve your overall quality of life.

The Path to Regaining Your Independence

Regaining your driving privileges and achieving lasting recovery requires dedication and commitment. Our DUII program supports you every step of the way. We provide a comprehensive approach to treatment that addresses your unique needs and circumstances. We believe that recovery is possible for everyone, and we are here to help you achieve it. Whether you are facing a first-time DUII charge or dealing with the consequences of multiple offenses, our program offers the guidance and support necessary to rebuild your life.