ORS 809.280¹
Department procedures following court order or recommendation
  • length of suspension or revocation

(1) This section establishes the procedures the Department of Transportation shall follow when a court orders or recommends the suspension or revocation of driving privileges. This section also establishes the period of time the revocation or suspension will be effective.

(2) When a court orders a suspension of driving privileges under ORS 809.270 (Driver improvement course), the department shall immediately make proper entry in its files and records and take other action as necessary to implement the order. The suspension shall remain in force until the department is notified by the court that the suspension is ended, except that, if the department is ordered to automatically restore the driving privileges upon the successful completion of a program, the department shall do so and shall notify the judge that the person has complied with the order of the judge.

(3) When a court recommends a suspension of driving privileges under ORS 809.120 (Court recommended suspension of registration or driving privileges for weight violation), the department shall impose the suspension as recommended by the court.

(4) When a court notifies the department under ORS 809.130 (Suspension or revocation of registration or driving privileges for unsettled judgment) of an unsettled judgment, the department shall suspend and, subject to any other requirements of law, restore the driving privileges upon appropriate notification from the court under ORS 809.130 (Suspension or revocation of registration or driving privileges for unsettled judgment), except that the department shall only impose the suspension after the department has determined that:

(a) The judgment was rendered against the person;

(b) The judgment has remained unsettled as described in ORS 809.470 (When judgment considered settled for purposes of suspension requirements) for 60 days; and

(c) The judgment continues to be unsettled as described in ORS 809.470 (When judgment considered settled for purposes of suspension requirements).

(5) When a court notifies the department under ORS 419C.472 (Suspension of driving privileges) or 809.220 (Failure to appear) to suspend for failure to appear, the department shall suspend the driving privileges of the person for an indefinite period. The department shall terminate the suspension upon notification by the court or upon the elapse of 10 years from the date of suspension. A suspension under this subsection shall be placed on the defendant’s driving record. The department shall not suspend any driving privileges under this subsection for a person’s failure to appear on a parking, pedestrian or bicyclist offense.

(6) When a court sends the department a license or otherwise notifies the department under ORS 810.310 (Use of license as security deposit), the department shall suspend the driving privileges of the person for an indefinite period. The department shall terminate the suspension ordered under this section upon notification by the court or upon the lapse of 10 years from the date of suspension, whichever comes first.

(7) In addition to any other authority to suspend driving privileges under the vehicle code, the department shall suspend all driving privileges of any person upon receipt of an order of denial of driving privileges under ORS 809.260 (Denial of driving privileges for convicted juvenile). The suspension shall be imposed without hearing. The driving privileges of the person shall be suspended as provided in the following:

(a) Upon receipt of the first order denying driving privileges, the department shall impose a suspension for one year, or until the person so suspended reaches 17 years of age, whichever is longer.

(b) Upon receipt of a second or subsequent order denying driving privileges, the department shall suspend for one year or until the person reaches 18 years of age, whichever is longer.

(8) If the department receives notice from a court that it has withdrawn an order issued under ORS 809.260 (Denial of driving privileges for convicted juvenile), the department shall immediately reinstate any driving privileges that have been suspended under subsection (7) of this section because of the issuance of the order.

(9) When a court orders suspension of driving privileges under ORS 165.805 (Misrepresentation of age by a minor) or 471.430 (Purchase or possession of alcoholic beverages by person under 21), the department shall impose the suspension as ordered by the court.

(10) When a court orders a suspension of driving privileges under ORS 809.265 (Suspension for inhalant or controlled substances conviction), the department shall immediately suspend all driving privileges of the person. Upon receipt of an order suspending driving privileges, the department shall impose a suspension for six months.

(11) When a court orders revocation of driving privileges as provided in ORS 809.235 (Permanent revocation of driving privileges upon conviction of certain crimes), the department shall impose the revocation as ordered. The revocation shall remain in effect until the department is notified by a court that the person’s driving privileges have been ordered restored.

(12) When a court orders suspension of driving privileges under ORS 811.109 (Penalties for speed violations), the department shall impose the suspension as ordered by the court.

(13) When a court orders suspension of driving privileges under ORS 811.135 (Careless driving), the department shall immediately suspend all driving privileges of the person for one year. [1983 c.338 §362; 1985 c.16 §177; 1985 c.597 §23; 1985 c.669 §12; 1987 c.730 §15; 1991 c.835 §4; 1991 c.860 §3; 1993 c.751 §57; 1993 c.761 §3; 1999 c.359 §3; 1999 c.770 §4; 2001 c.817 §8; 2005 c.491 §2; 2007 c.127 §4; 2007 c.784 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 809—Refusal, Suspension, Cancellation and Revocation of Registration, Title, Driving Privileges and Identification Card; Vehicle Impoundment, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors809.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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