The ability to drive is a right that many people look forward to in their teen years and come to depend on as adults. Without the ability to drive a car, people may not have a way to get to work, to school or to other important activities. They might not be able to transport their children where they need to go. Or, undertake important business. When a drunk driving related arrest threatens a person's ability to drive, that person needs to act fast to protect this right. In Oregon, people only have 10 days to contest a drivers' license suspension.
In Oregon, people can lose their driver's license in a number of situations including being arrested on or convicted of DUI charges or refusing to submit to a breath test. These suspensions can last for anywhere between three months or three years. In any situation, residents should know that they have legal rights and options when it comes to protecting their drivers' licenses.