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David N Lesh
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I just got arrested for an DUII charge in Yamhill County.  What happens now?


For general information on Oregon DUII arrests please consult the main page of the Oregon DUII Guide and the DUII Diversion Guide


If you were arrested in Yamhill County, Oregon you were either given a citation to appear in court or booked into the Yamhill County Jail.  If you were booked into jail you most likely were given a release agreement directing you to appear in court at some date in the future.  If you were arrested for a felony DUII or other serious charge you may be held in custody at least through your first court appearance (and perhaps longer).  All felony offense committed in Yamhill County are prosecuted in Yamhill County Circuit Court.

You must attend your court appearance or a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest.  In McMinnville Municipal Court (230 NE 2nd Street), if you hire an attorney before your initial court appearance (arraignment), you may be able to absent yourself from this proceeding.   You generally must appear for all Circuit Court proceedings.  Speak to an attorney for more information.

Where am I supposed to appear for court?


Read your paperwork.  Either your citation or your release agreement will tell you where to appear for your first court date.  Most Yamhill County DUII arraignments are held at the Yamhill County Courthouse (535 NE 5th Street, McMinnville, Oregon).  


If you were arrested in the City of McMinnville, your first court appearance may be in McMinnville Municipal Court (200 NE 2nd Street in McMinnville, Oregon).

Will all my court appearances be held in this building?

Yes.  All Yamhill County Circuit Court proceedings are held in the Circuit Courthouse; as McMinnville Municipal Court appearances are held in the Municipal Court. 

Are there any sentencing options that are unique to Yamhill County?

Yamhill County has both a "work release" program.  Speak with your attorney for more information about this option and possible options in McMinnville Municipal Court.


Keep in mind that DUII is a state crime.  While each court treats these charges in their own way, the DUII statutes and mandatory penalties such as license suspensions are the same statewide. 

About the Author of the Oregon DUII Guide: 

David Lesh is a Portland attorney emphasizing DUII and criminal defense.  He has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1990.  Mr. Lesh is a former Multnomah County prosecutor and lawyer to the Portland Police Bureau.  He was named an Oregon Super Lawyer in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.  His law practice has an A+ BBB rating.

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