Oregon City, OR asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Oregon

Q: I'll try making this question short and too the point without dragging on with tiny details, only facts. On Jan

Jan second said person got convicted of duii for illegal drugs. He knew his licence was suspended and so not driving, then a week ago he was told by a police officer face to face he was valid to drive, said person confirmed this three times in the week via phoning the dmv. Tonight he was pulled over for driving while suspended. He is also on probation. Can he get out of this situation since he was given false information. Or at least no jail time. Oregon law states dmv is to notify person of suspension via mail. This has not been done as of yet. Any advice

1 Lawyer Answer
Jared Justice
Jared Justice
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Oregon City, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: This is an incredibly frustrating situation. Unfortunately, bad advice is not a defense. However it can be incredibly mitigating.

The notice issue could possibly be a defense, but, most of the time when someone is convicted of a DUII they sign a suspension notice right there in court.

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