Collateral Consequences of a DUI in Oregon

Collateral Consequences of a DUI in Oregon 2017-04-14T19:36:53+00:00

Oregon DUI

In addition to the possible legal consequences of a DUI, there can often be what are often called the “collateral consequences of a DUI in Oregon” such as:

  • Loss of employment or burdensome restrictions on employment
  • An inability to drive children to school or to conduct regular activities such as going to doctor’s appointments, the gas station, the bank, or even the grocery store
  • Inpoundment of vehicle, plus tow fees and inpoundment fees
  • Court-ordered drug and alcohol treatment
  • Probation (which may require frequent obligations and a monthly service fee)
  • Loss of insurance or increase of insurance premiums
  • Loss of driving privileges (through driver’s license suspension or revocation)
  • Revocation of pilot’s license
  • Possible restrictions of other certifications, licenses, or memberships
  • Deportation or negative immigration consequences

These collateral consequences of a DUI in Oregon are in addition to the legal consequences of a DUI conviction, which can be imposed at the time of sentencing:

  • Court-ordered fines and fees
  • Electronic monitoring or house arrest
  • Community work service
  • Jail or prison
  • Loss of driving privileges (through driver’s license suspension or revocation)
  • Court-ordered drug and alcohol treatment
  • Probation (which may require frequent obligations and a monthly service fee)
  • Interlock Ignition Device (IID): A small breathalyzer installed in your car at great expense

Prior to considering a plea to a charge of DUI in Oregon, it’s critical that you discuss with your attorney how a conviction could possibly affect your life. Most people recognize the obvious consequences of a DUI conviction such as jail, but many times the collateral consequences can have an greater detriment on their lives.