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DUI Under .08

It's a common legal myth that you need to have a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher to be arrested and/or convicted of DUI. In fact, there are many circumstances in which blowing less than .08, or registering any alcohol concentration at all, can result in a criminal conviction.

My name is Shelley L. Fuller, a drunk driving defense lawyer in Beaverton. If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Oregon, I can help you understand your rights and guide you through the legal process. I have extensive experience handling DUI cases in which defendants have blown less than .08. I know successful defense strategies that I can use to help you avoid the harsh consequences of a DUI conviction.

Call me today at 503-626-1808 to schedule a consultation.

Understanding The Legal Limit

DUI stands for "driving under the influence," which is the legal standard used in drunk driving cases. In other words, it doesn't matter what your blood alcohol content is. What matters is the degree to which alcohol or another substance is affecting your ability to drive.

Common situations in which a person can be convicted of DUI with lower than .08 BAC include:

  • DUI for minors: If you are under the age of 21, police only have to detect any alcohol in your blood to arrest you. .08 or .001 could result in a DUI conviction for a minor.
  • DUI drugs: Remember, DUI laws are not about what you blow, but whether or not you are impaired. Any illegal or legal drug could impair your ability to drive safely.
  • DUI for CDL drivers: Truck drivers need only blow a .04 to be considered driving under the influence.

Whatever the circumstances of your case, I can provide you with the strong criminal defense representation you need. With more than 15 years of experience, I know how to fight DUI charges involving less than .08 BAC.

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If you are seeking experienced defense representation for a DUI case in Oregon, I am here for you. Contact my law firm today to arrange for your consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Offering reasonable rates. Credit cards accepted.

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