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Oregon DUI Information

In Oregon, first time DUI offenders will be subject to a minimum of two days in jail or, at the court’s discretion, a sentence of 80 hours of community service.  In addition, first offenses will carry a fine of up to $1,000.00.  An offender, who has no previous convictions and is willing to complete other court ordered requirements, may be eligible for a diversion program.  In order to enter the program, the offender must accept responsibility for their crime by entering a plea of guilt.

First time offenders can expect to receive an automatic license suspension for a minimum of 90 days unless a hearing is requested within 10 days in an effort to stop the suspension.  Anyone refusing to submit to a blood alcohol content test, on the other hand, may face an additional license suspension.

Oregon offenders may be required to undergo some type of alcohol evaluation and/or treatment program if the court deems it necessary.  Youthful offenders, who consist of anyone under the age of 21 with any measurable amount of alcohol in their system, will be subject to license suspension, fines, possible community service and/or court ordered treatment programs.  Individuals who are involved in a DUI, which causes personal injury or death, may face felony charges and much harsher penalties.

Upon conviction or an admission of guilt, DUI offenders are commonly faced with problems relating to their insurance company.  Immediately being labeled as “high risk” drivers, offenders are often dropped by their insurance company altogether or, at the very least, are required to pay much higher rates than before.  In the event that the offender is forced to look for a new insurance provider, he/she may have a difficult time finding a new company who offers high risk policies but, if they do, the rates will likely be extremely high for the amount of coverage granted.





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