When an Oregon resident is accused of Driving Under the Influence, the person can face serious criminal charges. If the person is found guilty on those charges, the person will face penalties. There are many different penalties associated with drunk driving charges. These penalties can range from jail or prison time, to large fines and alcohol education classes. These penalties are meant to punish people for driving over the influence and deter them from committing the offense again.
If people have multiple DUI convictions on their record, the penalties are increased. In these cases, people may also find that the state impounds their car. This generally happens through a civil process. An appeal is generally available.