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DUI Penalties in Oregon

Driving under the influence of intoxicants is a Class A misdemeanor and applies on any premises open to the public. A Class A misdemeanor has a maximum term of one year in jail. Upon conviction, a person will be required to pay fees and fines to the court, serve at least 48 hours’ imprisonment or perform community service, and possibly attend a victim impact program. For a person’s first DUII conviction, the court will impose a minimum fine of $1,000. For a second conviction, there will be a minimum fine of $1,500. A third or subsequent conviction carries with it a minimum fine of $2000 if the person is not sentenced to a minimum term of imprisonment. A court may provide that the imprisonment be served in jail, minimum security facilities, or inpatient rehabilitation or treatment centers. If a person is convicted of misdemeanor DUII, the Department of Transportation will suspend the driving privileges of the person convicted. The length of the suspension may range from 90 days to 3 years, depending on whether it is a first, second, third, or subsequent offense.

Driving under the influence of intoxicants is a Class C felony if the current offense was committed in a motor vehicle and the person has, at least 3 times in the 10 years prior to the date of the current offense, been convicted of, or been within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court for an act that would be any combination of the following offenses: DUII in Oregon or violation of the statutory counterpart to DUII in another jurisdiction. A Class C felony has a maximum prison term of 5 years. A person convicted of felony driving while under the influence of intoxicants, or a person convicted of misdemeanor driving while under the influence of intoxicants for a third or subsequent time, is subject to permanent revocation of driving privileges.


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