A DUII charge may feel like the world crashing down around you. Shame, anger, and frustration, are some common emotions which accompany a charge like DUII. Driving under the influence is something that has a strongly negative stigma attached to it, but anyone can get a DUI. Many people who are charged with DUII never really thought they were impaired.

We at Herron Law want you to understand is that you do not have to go through this alone. No matter how difficult or embarrassing this situation seems right now, you must ask for someone else’s help to get through this. You will need all the support you can get.  Do not resign yourself to losing your job, license, and livelihood. Act now to protect yourself and your family. Obtaining professional legal counsel will help you complete the DUII process in the way that least impacts your life, mental well-being, and wallet. What to DO Now?

Here are first 3 Steps we recommend to everyone charged with DUI in Oregon:

Step 1: Breath

After being arrested for drunk driving, you are most likely in shock about how quickly your life has been turned upside-down. Take a deep breath; others in your situation have survived with their lives, families, and careers still intact. This is a scary and dangerous time, but you will be okay if you take care of yourself and get the expert professional help you deserve. Relax and breathe, you will be alright. There is hope for you and for a second chance.

Step 2: Consult Expert DUI lawyer

There are only a handful of expert DUI attorneys in the Portland area, attorneys who truly specialize in defending driving while under the influence of intoxicants cases. At Herron Law, DUI defense is what we do every day. Our lawyers are frequently asked for advice in court about how to handle DUI related issues by other lawyers. This makes us feel good about our reputations.

Step 3: Follow Your Attorney’s Advice

Once you hire an expert DUI defense attorney by following the above steps, most of your job is finished.  Answer your attorney’s questions fully. Listen to your attorney’s advice. This may be your first DUI, but an experienced DUI defense lawyer will have worked through hundreds and hundreds of DUI cases. Let your attorney help you by following his or her guidance.


Remember there is generally only 10 days from the date of your arrest to notify DMV of an intent to challenge the suspension of your driver license. So don’t delay or you will forfeit this important right. Most people depend on their driver license for their employment. Don’t wait and lose out. Call now for Oregon’s DUI defense specialist, Attorney Bartley E. Herron.