Being pulled over by a police officer is not a pleasant experience for drivers in Oregon. While a traffic stop could result in a simple warning, it could also result in a driver facing a serious charge such as a DUI. The penalties for a drunk driving charge could be serious, especially if a driver has more than one DUI conviction on their record. Therefore, it is important for the accused to consider all of their defense options.
Under Oregon law, a defendant may participate in a DUI diversion program if he or she meets certain requirements. To be eligible, the accused must have never been convicted of a felony DUI in Oregon or any other state. Additionally, the defendant must confirm that he or she has no pending charges in any state involving the operation of a vehicle and is not currently participating in a diversion program.