If you are accused of driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII or DUI) in Oregon, you are actually facing two separate legal cases. The first is a hearing with the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to determine whether your driver’s license will be suspended. The second is your criminal case, which will address penalties such as fines, possible jail time, alcohol assessment and treatment, and probation. Your driver’s license can also be suspended in your criminal case.
As your DUI attorney, I will represent you in both your civil case with the DMV and your criminal case. I offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions and put together a game plan for your defense.
What Is the DMV Driver’s License Suspension Hearing?
If you fail a breath test in Oregon, the DMV will suspend your driver’s license for 90 days if this is your first offense. If you refuse to take a Breathalyzer test, your driver’s license will be suspended for one year. You only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request a DMV hearing on your license suspension. If you fail to request a hearing, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended.