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If a court suspends, revokes or cancels your license, you may get a suspension, revocation, or cancelation order while in court. The court may also take away your license and return it to DMV.
If your license is suspended or revoked by DMV:
For more information, please see the
Oregon Suspension Guide.
When ordered by a court, DMV may suspend your license if you fail to appear in an Oregon or Washington court.
Oregon House Bill 4210 repealed failure to comply suspensions. With the passage of this bill, no failure to comply suspension that has an effective date on or after October 1, 2020 shall be imposed. Failure to comply suspensions that went into effect prior to October 1, 2020 are still in effect and subject to the requirements below.
When ordered by a court, DMV may suspend your license if you fail to pay a fine in Oregon or Washington. Your license will be suspended:
Proof of clearance from a court includes:
Your license may be suspended if:
Your license will be suspended until the Support Enforcement Division or District Attorney tells DMV to reinstate your license.
If convicted of DUII, your license will be suspended. Suspension lengths vary.
A suspension or revocation for a DUII conviction is separate from a suspension under the Implied Consent law.
Oregon's implied consent law means that by driving a vehicle you have implied that you will consent to a breath, blood or urine test if a police officer asks you to.
If you receive a notice of intent to suspend from a police officer under Oregon's Implied Consent Law, you are entitled to a hearing.
Suspension lengths are:
Ignition Interlock Device
An ignition interlock device, or IID, is used to make sure a vehicle won’t start if the driver has alcohol on their breath.
If you have been required to have an IID installed in your vehicle:
DMV will revoke your license for five years if you are convicted of three or more of the following offenses within a five year period:
DMV will also revoke your license as a habitual offender if you are convicted of 20 or more traffic violations within five years. To view a list of violations, see OAR 735-064-0220.
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