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It happens to good people. Somehow you’ve found yourself in the back of a Portland police cruiser and you’re on your way to jail. It doesn’t matter what city you’re in when it happens, getting pulled over and then arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) can be extremely overwhelming! The reality is that even though your situation may seem “hopeless” especially if you are charged, this doesn’t always mean that you will be convicted as well.

Arrested? Now What?

The key to success after being arrested for DUI is hiring the proper DUI Defense Lawyer to represent you and Gilroy Napoli Short, a local Portland Oregon DUI Law Firm is the team you can trust to handle your case. Our attorneys have years of experience representing individuals, like you, who are facing DWI charges and when you have us in your corner, you can count on the best outcome for your DUI/DUII case.

Our criminal defense law firm employs a team of former law enforcement officers, forensic experts, private investigators and former prosecutors who come together to work on our cases and offer our clients the best possible results.

The professional criminal law attorneys at the GNS Law Firm have defended many clients throughout the State of Oregon including Portland area, Multnomah County, Clackamas County and Washington County.

I was charged with a DUI in Portland, what happens now?

Drunk Driving Arrest in Portland: What You Need to Know

Multnomah County is definitely one of the toughest counties in the state of Oregon regarding Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and punishment for those crimes.

If you or one of your loved ones was recently arrested and is possibly facing a conviction for driving under the influence in the Multnomah County area it’s understandable that you may have a great deal of stress and possibly uncertainty regarding the future.

Fortunately, when you retain the services of an experienced DUI attorney like Gilroy Napoli Short, you will eliminate that stress, anxiety, and concern because our firm will provide you with the best legal representation that you need especially when it comes to the possibility of facing penalties, jail time or sentencing related to your DUI charge.

Citation and Release

Were you recently cited and released for a DUI in the Multnomah County area? If so, you will have been given a citation with an order to appear for your court date and also sentencing.


Let’s say that you were arrested for DWI in Multnomah County. Upon your release from a local County Jail, you will be been given an agreement which will also contain instructions for you to appear for your court date.

Felony DUI

Were you recently booked into the Multnomah County jail on felony DUI charges? If so, you can expect to be held until your court date, but in some cases, you may be able to post bail.

Court Appearance

When the time comes for your court appearance, it’s going to take place at the Multnomah Municipal Court which is located at 1021 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204.

It is your responsibility to know the exact date, time and location of your court appearance because, if you do not show up for your court date, a warrant will be issued for your arrest and you can expect to be picked up by the police, cited with a charge of failure to appear, then held in jail for your next scheduled court appearance.

Sentencing Options

One of the great things about hiring an experienced DUII attorney like Gilroy Napoli Short is that he can tell you more than anyone about your sentencing options.

It’s important to keep in mind that a DUI charge is still a state crime and every court in the state of Oregon treats DWI charges in their own way. This is why it’s vital to have an experienced Portland, Oregon DUI Lawyer representing your best interests in court.

Multnomah County Treatment Courts

Did you know that the Multnomah County DUII Treatment Court program uses the 12-step addiction treatment model with sanctions and incentives that are designed to help members take responsibility for their actions and become successful in the recovering process?

Thankfully, this program is open to DUII offenders who have up to three misdemeanor DUII charges or a high breathalyzer reading including a blood alcohol test that results in a DUII charge.

Multnomah County DUII Diversion Program

In the state of Oregon, any person who is facing their first charge of drunk driving it’s going to be eligible to enter the DUII diversion program instead of serving jail time. To be allowed to enter this program, you must plead guilty, or no contest to charges. If you are a found to have complied with the terms and stay out of trouble, your DUI may be dismissed after one year.

Free Consultation — Contact Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation and discover your legal options. You may call the Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group at 503-747-7198. We represent people that have been charged with a DUI in Portland, Salem, Beaverton, Hillsboro and elsewhere in Oregon.

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