Felony DUI conviction means prison, loss of license for life
Oregon has some of the nation's toughest laws for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII). Not only do first time offenders face serious penalties, including jail time, but those who commit subsequent offenses within a certain time period face even harsher consequences. The increase between second and third conviction is especially harsh. A second conviction for DUII in Oregon is a misdemeanor offense. A third, however, is a felony-level crime if the prior convictions were less than ten years before the most current DUII arrest. If the the prior convictions are outside of the ten year period, the case should be charged as a misdemeanor. That said, the license suspension ramifications are equally serious. A third conviction will result in a lifetime revocation. In practical terms, what that means is that the person will have to totally abstain from driving for at least ten years. After ten years the driver can petition the curt to lift the revocation.
The minimum jail sentence for a felony DUII conviction in Jackson County Oregon is ninety days in the jail, $2000 fine, Alcohol Evaluation and Treatment, Supervised Probation, and attendance at a victim impact panel.