Oregon DUI Defense Attorneys

Our experienced DUI Attorneys are here to represent you with:

DUI Prosecution and DUII Diversion
Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
DMV License Suspension After DUI
Implied Consent Hearings

We understand being charged with DUI is a life-changing event and we are here to help you throughout this process. Whether this is your first DUI or a subsequent DUI charge, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience you need to understand your rights and options when going through the legal system.


Oregon DUI Laws

Oregon Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants or “DUII” (also known as “DUI” or “DWI”) laws are complex and ever-changing. The lawyers at Boender & Payment provide the best Oregon DUII criminal defense out of our office in Eugene. Our attorneys thoroughly research the facts and fully understand the Oregon DUI laws pertaining to each particular case. This level of expertise allows us to create the best possible outcome for our clients.

Free Consultation
Being arrested for DUI in Oregon can be a traumatic and embarrassing event in one’s life. Our exceptional DUI attorneys will discuss your rights and the legal process so you have an understanding of your options and the next steps. DUI consultations with our lawyers are always free of charge. We will frequently have an Oregon DUI lawyer available for a free consultation within 24 hours of your initial phone call. If you call during business hours, you will often be able to speak with a DUI attorney immediately.

An arrest for DUI in Oregon carries several significant legal consequences, the most important of which include the DMV drivers’ license suspension and DUI prosecution. The Oregon DUI lawyers of Boender & Payment effectively and aggressively handle all levels of DUI defense. Our DUI lawyers are experienced defending DUI cases from Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, Florence, Albany and Corvallis.

DMV License Suspension After DUI

​One of the first impacts of a DUI accusation is the administrative license suspension that occurs following most DUI arrests. In general, the DMV seeks to suspend the operator’s license for persons who either fail a breath test after being arrested (.08 BAC or greater) or for persons who refused to provide a breath, blood, or urine test.

The length of the license suspension from DMV can range from 90 days to three years. Under some circumstances, the accused will be eligible for a temporary operator’s license or hardship permit. Typically, the drivers’ license suspension after a DUII is longer when the accused refuses a breath test.

Contesting the DMV License Suspension

​Time is of the essence if you want to keep your license following a DUI arrest. If a DMV ordered license suspension is to be contested, a request must be made within 10 days of the DUI arrest date. To preserve your driving rights following an arrest for DUI, you should call the lawyers at Boender & Payment immediately for a free DUI consultation. Our attorneys will do everything we can to overturn your license suspension following an arrest for DUI.

DUI Prosecution

​The past 20 years have seen a judicial and legislative movement designed to increase the penalty for DUI offenders. The DUI attorneys at Boender & Payment counter this trend with vigorous and conscientious defense for Oregon DUI law violations. We employ a number of effective methods when defending clients charged with DUII, including use of forensic toxicology experts, private investigators, and accident / crash reconstruction.

Diversion Program Eligibility

Most first-time Oregon DUI offenders are eligible for the Oregon DUI diversion and deferred prosecution program. Although the laws pertaining to Oregon DUI diversion are complex, our attorneys can quickly screen your case for Oregon DUI diversion eligibility. There are critical time deadlines associated with DUI diversion entry. In order to preserve your rights following an arrest for DUII, call the Oregon DUI lawyers at Boender & Payment immediately. If your case is eligible, the attorneys at Boender & Payment can skillfully navigate you through the Oregon DUI diversion process with an eye towards dismissal of your case.

We Investigate, Defend and Negotiate on Your Behalf

A large portion of Oregon DUI arrests and prosecutions are not DUI diversion eligible. For such cases, the stakes are high and the chance of incarceration is real. Our DUI attorneys are skilled advocates during both DUI plea negotiations and DUI trials. Our lawyers use many of the best methods to effectively defend our clients during DUI prosecutions, which include filing motions to suppress evidence and statements that were produced in violation of constitutionally protected rights, and use of expert witness testimony to attack the breath test results or field sobriety test results.

When Does a DUI Become a Felony?

The Oregon DUI attorneys at Boender & Payment frequently defend people accused of felony DUI charges as well as misdemeanor DUI charges. Under Oregon law, a DUI is a felony charge if the individual has three or more prior DUI arrests in Oregon or elsewhere within the 10-year period preceding the current arrest. In most felony DUI prosecutions, the state attempts to place the offender in prison for a period of one year or longer.