Driving a car is important to many Portland residents. Cars can help people get to work, home or other engagements. Without the use of a car, it can be significantly harder to get around. However, driving a car is a privilege and under certain circumstances, people can lose the right to drive. A driver's license suspension or revocation can happen under many circumstances. When this happens, people are prohibited from driving any motor vehicle unless they have a hardship license or other permit.
If people choose to drive without a license, then they can face additional criminal punishments. Under section 811.182 of the Oregon Code, driving with a suspended or revoked license can be a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the reason why a person lost the person's license to begin with.