The meaning of implied consent in regard to the Oregon Implied Consent Law is that all licensed drivers must comply when an officer directs them to take a breath, BAC or urine test when they’re pulled over for suspected DUI/DWI.The Oregon Implied Consent Law mandates an automatic one-year suspension of your driver’s license for a first refusal to consent to a DUI/DWI test. If you have any alcohol related offenses on your record within the previous five years, and refuse to test, the Oregon DMV will suspend your license for three years. In addition, suspension of your license for an implied consent violation is separate from suspension of your license for a DUI conviction.
Under the Oregon Implied Consent Law you may apply for a hearing to receive an occupational driver’s license for the purpose of commuting to work, or for other limited driving privileges (a hardship permit) if approved by a judge and the court. An occupational driver’s license is not valid for operating any type of commercial vehicles, or for limited driving privileges with a CLD license. After an Oregon Implied Consent Law violation, if the court grants restricted driving privileges you will be required to pay an administrative and reinstatement fee, and must file an Oregon SR22 certificate from an insurance provider licensed in the state. If a hardship permit is granted and you enter into a DUII Diversion Agreement with the court, you will be required to have an ignition interlock device (a computerized breathalyzer) installed on the vehicle that you’ll be driving. There are additional fees associated with installing and maintaining this device on your car for the time period assigned by the court.
It is important to know that proof of insurance is not the same as SR22 insurance. Simply having the minimum liability insurance the state requires of all drivers is not the same as carrying Oregon SR22 insurance. Your insurance provider must file an SR22 certificate on your behalf with the Oregon DMV in order to satisfy the SR22 requirement. More information about SR22 insurance and license reinstatement requirements can be found on the Oregon DMV website.
More information about SR22 DUI Insurance can be found on our website. Not all insurance companies are capable or willing to file an SR22 insurance certificate with Oregon DMV. When you have an Oregon Implied Consent Law violation, call UltraCar Insurance and speak with one of our licensed Oregon agents for a free, no obligation consultation to determine exactly what you need.
This article was last updated on November 30th, 2018 by UltraCar Insurance