DUI Defense Attorney in Pendleton, OR

Charged with drunk driving? Protect your rights and your future.

First offense?

Ask about DUI diversion programs. You may be able to get your drunk driving charge dismissed without a conviction, jail time, or driver’s license suspension.

Call (541) 777-8032 today.

Charged with drunk driving? Russell Law Group can help.

You have rights. Don’t let the government take advantage of you. Your future depends on it.

DUII charges are common in Eastern Oregon. They can come out of nowhere — even if you just had a drink or two. A police officer may smell alcohol on your breath or believe you were driving erratically. The next thing you know, your life is upended and you’re facing a DUII charge that could change your life.

At Russell Law Group, our approach is simple:

  • KTalk to you and learn about the details of your case
  • KCreate a DUI defense strategy that’s right for you
  • KFight for your rights and for your right to not become another statistic in the criminal justice system

As a DUI defense attorney in Pendleton, Craig W. Russell will use his experience as a former prosecutor to:

  • ZLook for errors made by the arresting officer
  • ZChallenge evidence or procedural mistakes
  • ZUse the prosecution’s tactics against them
  • ZWork tirelessly to help you achieve the best possible result in your drunk driving case
Craig Russell of Russell Law group

Meet Craig W. Russell

As a former Umatilla County prosecutor, Craig W. Russell has extensive courtroom experience litigating criminal cases, including drunk driving cases.

His experience on the other side of the courtroom allows him to understand the tactics and techniques prosecutors rely on. He knows how to create a DUI defense strategy with your best interests and future in mind.

Craig has represented clients in hundreds of DUII cases in and around Pendleton. When your freedom and your future are at stake, don’t settle for just another DUI defense attorney. Talk to Craig today to get a fierce focused advocate on your side.

Why Russell Law Group?

We get results.

Our lawyers are fierce focused advocates who care about one thing: our clients. You are our top priority.

We’re not afraid to fight.

Unlike other DUI defense attorneys in Pendleton, we’re ready to take your case to court to win.

We care about you.

We’re available to answer your questions, explain our strategy, and will make sure you’re confident about your DUI defense.

5-Star Criminal Law & DUII Defense

“We would recommend Mr. Russell to anyone in need of his knowledge of law and defense representation. He is very confident and you get that feeling the first time you meet him which gives you this peace of mind knowing you made a great choice. Put your faith in him and his confidence.”

– C.M.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my drunk driving charge ruin my life?

For many, their DUII charge will be the wake-up call that helps them make good decisions moving forward in life. The first good decision you need to make is to talk to an experienced and skilled DUI defense lawyer in Pendleton. Craig W. Russell will fight for you and work tirelessly to keep your mistake from ruining your life.

Do I need a DUI attorney?

Yes. To achieve the best possible outcome in your case, you need a Pendleton DUI defense attorney who will focus on your needs, communicate with you, and work with you. At Russell Law Group, you will be our #1 priority. General practice attorneys who don’t focus on drunk driving cases aren’t able to get the same results as a DUI defense lawyer like Craig W. Russell, who focuses on criminal law.

How much does a DUI defense lawyer cost?

The cost of your case depends on a number of factors. However, it is best to think of the expense as an investment in your freedom, your rights, and your future. A skillful DUI defense lawyer can help you keep your life on track.

Can I get a DUII because I took drugs or medicine?

Yes. You can even get a DUII for driving while taking medications prescribed by your doctor. In Oregon, DUII laws are not specific to alcohol, they apply to any substance that affects your ability to drive safely. Drunk driving, driving while high, or driving while under the influence of pain medication can all result in a DUI charge.

What is DUI diversion in Oregon?

If this is your first drunk driving arrest, you may be eligible for a DUI diversion program. Completing a diversion program prevents a conviction from appearing on your criminal record. This can help you pass a background check, find work, and qualify for a home loan/rental.

Since a DUII conviction can’t be expunged in Oregon, it’s essential to keep the conviction off your record. DUI diversion programs can help.

I got a DUII while driving for work. Can you help?

Every case is unique and DUII is a serious crime — particularly when driving a company vehicle or if you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL). But no matter the circumstances of your DUII, Craig W. Russell can create a legal strategy that produces the best possible outcome in your case.

Get a fierce focused advocate on your side.


Contact Russell Law Group online or call (541) 777-8032


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228 S Main Street
Pendleton, Oregon

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Mon: 9:00 am – 04:30 pm
Tue: 9:00 am – 04:30 pm
Wed: 9:00 am – 04:30 pm
Thu: 9:00 am – 04:30 pm
Fri: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

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