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Refusing a blood, breath or urine test in Oregon

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Refusing a chemical test after being stopped for DUII can have consequences, but drivers have rights as well According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, under Oregon’s Implied Consent Law, those who operate a vehicle in the state automatically agree to take a breath, blood or urine test if requested to do so by… Read More »

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Agency calls for tougher drunk driving enforcement to prevent crashes

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Accident reports are frequently examined to determine the causes of serious collisions. Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) conducted a study on accidents caused by wrong-way drivers. Over 1,500 accidents from across the country were examined in an effort to learn more about these kinds of crashes. In nearly 60 percent of the… Read More »

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Ignition Interlock's Role in Oregon's DUII Law

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

During the holidays, many law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon participated in sobriety campaigns geared toward cracking down on drunk drivers. According to the Oregon State Police, there were 29 DUII arrests that occurred during the New Year’s enforcement period, which represents a slight decrease over last year’s numbers. Oregon takes a very aggressive stance… Read More »

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Repeat DUI offense reduction goal of IIDs

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Oregon drivers that are convicted of driving under the influence face some harsh consequences. Some, but not all, first-time offenders may be eligible for the state’s DUII diversion program but anyone with a prior conviction will not qualify for this option. Throughout the nation, the use of ignition interlock devices are part of the… Read More »

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“I was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants in Oregon. What happens now?”

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Your DUII citation includes your first court date, where you will appear and when. The court will want to know: Do you have or need an Oregon criminal defense attorney? What direction do you want your case to take — “guilty”, “not guilty”, DUII Diversion? The step above applies more or less to everyone. The NEXT steps depend… Read More »

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DUII Cases With Great Results

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Year in, year out, the most frequent type of matter handled in our law office is a charge of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). When a person gets a charge of DUII, there is often a feeling of hopelessness, anger, and frustration. However, DUII’s can be defended successfully. Proactive and resourceful advocacy… Read More »

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Should You Enter DUII Diversion?

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Sometimes it’s hard to decide whether to enter Diversion or go to trial. On the one hand, you might feel like the police were wrong in the first place. You might be frustrated with how your arrest was done. Maybe things were exaggerated and any signs that you were innocent ignored. On the other… Read More »

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DUII Diversion Entry Opposed By Prosecutor

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

DUII DIVERSION ENTRY IS POSSIBLE EVEN WHEN THE PROSECUTOR OBJECTS! Prosecuting attorneys throughout the State of Oregon have become more aggressive in opposing DUII Defendants being allowed to enter the Diversion Program. We have seen cases in which prosecutors have opposed a Defendant’s application to enter Diversion for varying reasons. In some cases, a… Read More »

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