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Court/Legal Resources

Information about courthouses, court procedures and requirements, and how to get your car back if towed

License/DMV Resources

Information about the DMV Implied Consent process, DMV hearing offices, filing an accident report, and license-related topics.

DMV Hearings

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Oregon, you were probably asked to take a breath test. If you refused the test or blew .08% or above, then the officer who arrested you has submitted paperwork to the DMV for your driver’s license to be suspended. The suspension can be for anywhere between 90 days to three years – depending on your prior driving record and other circumstances.

The only way to prevent a suspension is to request and win a DMV administrative hearing. Our attorneys at Reynolds Defense Firm know that your license is vital for you to continue driving to work, to school, and to other commitments that are important to you. The deadline for requesting the hearing is 5pm on the 10th day from your arrest and the DMV requires that the request be in writing.

Reynolds Defense Firm can request the hearing for you. We can be sure that we get the hearing scheduled on time, as well as make sure that the scheduled date works for you. There is no downside to requesting a hearing; you will not be penalized or increase the length of your suspension if you request a hearing. Even if you lose the hearing, your suspension period does not change.

An administrative law judge oversees the hearing and the officer(s) present the night of your arrest testify under oath. Your attendance at this hearing is not mandatory and your Reynolds Defense Firm attorney can appear on your behalf. Your attorney will strategize with you if that is the preferred decision for the best possible outcome.

The hearing is a great opportunity for your attorney to find out the strengths and weakness of your case because the officer will answer questions about the police report under oath and your Reynolds Defense Firm attorney will be able to challenge any inconsistencies and clarify the case that the state will present to a jury if you decide to have a trial. It may not be clear in the police report if the officer did everything required by law regarding the administration of the breath test, so it is important that you take advantage of this opportunity to keep your driver’s license. Our DUI attorneys will confidently represent you at this hearing in order to minimize the negative impact on your ability to drive in Oregon.

There are many attorneys who will represent you at a DMV hearing, what Reynolds Defense Firm provides that is different from most of them is our team approach. Our attorneys meet on a weekly basis to discuss their cases and work together to come up with the best approach to your case.

When you hire one of us, you get all of us. You have the benefit of many sets of eyes looking at your case – we have attorneys who approach the facts with experience from both the side of the Prosecutor and the Defense Attorney. Your driver’s license if important to you – our team approach gives you the best opportunity to retain it.

DMV Hearing Offices

DMV Hearings are run through the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). Below are the OAH Office locations:

Tualatin Office
7995 SW Mohawk St,
Tualatin, OR 97062

Division
9226 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97266

Salem
4600 25th Ave NE, Ste. 140
Salem, OR 97301

McMinnville
Yamhill Worksource Oregon
Chinook Room
370 NE Norton Ln
McMinnville, OR 97128

Hood River
County Admin Building, 3rd Floor
Elections Conference Room
601 State Street
Hood River, OR 97031

Filing an Accident Report

Do you need to file an accident report? This link is to the DMV page explaining how and when you need to fill out an accident report as well as to the report itself.

Hardship Application

If your license has been suspended and you had a valid Oregon Driver’s License at the time of your suspension, you may be able to apply for a Hardship Permit through the Oregon DMV. There is typically a mandatory waiting period before you can obtain a hardship permit. This waiting period can range from 30 days to as long as three years. Hardship permits are not typically granted if you have on out of state license at the time that you are suspended. In addition, Oregon no longer issue hardship or probationary Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) permits.

For some suspensions of driving privileges you may be able to get a hardship permit that allows for driving privileges to:

  • Go to and from work;
  • Drive on the job;
  • Seek employment;
  • Take part in an alcohol or drug rehabilitation program; or
  • Get medical treatment required on a regular basis.

One of the requirements to receive a hardship permit is to obtain an SR-22 certificate of liability insurance. This could potentially have a negative impact on your insurance rates.

An SR-22 is a certificate from an insurance company licensed in Oregon that certifies that you have purchased liability insurance that meets the minimum required coverage limits. Oregon’s minimum coverage limits are: $25,000 to cover bodily injury to or death of any one person in any one motor vehicle accident; and, $50,000 to cover two or more persons; and $10,000 to cover property damages.

Below is a link to the DMV Hardship Permit Application.

How to Get Your License Back After Suspension

In most cases unless you are facing other types of driver’s license suspensions, in order to received your Oregon Driver’s License back, you pay a reinstatement fee and have another license issued to you.

If you have criminal charges pending, your privileges could be affected on the outcome of that case. Call the DMV Suspension Unit to confirm the appropriate reinstatement process for your specific case: 503-945-5037.

Ordering Copy of Driving Record

For a small fee, you can request your own driving record from the DMV if you fill out the form at this link.

Life Resources

Tips and advice, coaching opportunities, financial and housing resources, and options for 12-step programs. 

Additional Options for 12-Step Type Programs

While Alcoholics Anonymous is a quality program that has helped many members become and stay sober in their lives, it is not the only program to offer such support. Finding a program that works best for you is an important step to successfully supporting your own recovery and growth. Below are several options that offer support for addiction recovery and have local meetings available.

SMART Recovery
(Self-Management And Recovery Training) SMART Recovery’s 4-Point Program® supports people who want to recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery focuses on changing negative thinking, managing emotions and choosing your actions consciously to work toward a more satisfying and successful life. Local groups can be found at www.smartrecovery.org.

Refuge Recovery
Refuge Recovery offers mindfulness-based addiction recovery support that uses Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Refuge Recovery draws from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths with an emphasis on knowledge and empathy as a path to overcoming addiction. Those struggling with any kind of addiction can benefit when they seek to understand the suffering that addiction has created and develop compassion for the pain they have experienced. Local groups can be found at www.refugerecovery.org.

Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a 12-Step program, similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, blended with the Christian teachings of Jesus Christ. Celebrate Recovery also uses its 8 Principles based on the Beatitudes to support the sobriety, spiritual health and success of its members. Local groups can be found at www.celebraterecovery.com.

Client Care Program

This is an exclusive resource for Reynolds Defense Firm clients. The program provides free professional counseling and life coaching sessions, as well as many other resources including such things as options for financial assistance, help with employment-related issues, and child care and housing resources. All clients are provided with information about the Client Care Program. Please contact the Reynolds Defense Firm team if you have any question

Window of Clarity Program

The year was 2013, and Reynolds Defense Firm was rapidly expanding and going through the dreaded ‘cash crunch’, a normal but utterly terrifying part of the business growth cycle. As MacDaniel and Tammy Reynolds tell it, “as business owners, nothing gets your attention quite like a rapidly approaching minus sign in your bank account.” With an ever-increasing clarity that they had to do something differently, a phrase from their business coach rang loudly in their ears, “if your business needs more money, provide more value to your clients.”

They took that phrase to heart, and the result of their work, Get Clear, became the first of its kind in the nation, a program specifically designed to help those arrested for DUI thrive through the legal process by redirecting their stress and fear into finding life purpose and increased enjoyment through a scientifically validated, coach-assisted personal development program. Visit the program website for more information.

Crisis/Suicide Prevention Hotlines and Resources
Domestic Violence Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

24/7, English, Spanish, +200 other languages through interpretation 1-800-799-7233

Am I being abused? Recognize the signs of domestic violence.

Local Family Justice Centers:

Multnomah County: Gateway Center

A local resource serving domestic violence survivors in Multnomah County. Face to face support and assistance with restraining orders, accessing shelters, and creating safety plans.

Washington County: Family Justice Center of Washington County (FJCWC)
FJCWC is a non-profit offering wrap-around services to survivors of family violence. Serving Washington County, Oregon.

Clackamas County: A Safe Place
Advocacy, support, and legal services for those experiencing or fleeing domestic violence.

VAWNet: National online resource center for violence against women.

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: Assisting teens who are or may be in abusive relationships.

Call to Safety: Formerly Portland Women’s Crisis Line
24/7 crisis line serving the tri-county area of Oregon (Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties) providing confidential support services, safety planning, shelter space, education, and many more resources for woman survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Client Care Program (EAP) Crisis Line

The Reynolds Defense Firm Client Care Program through Canopy EAP has a mental health crisis line. You can call 800-433-2320 or text 503-850-7721. Be sure to mention that you are a Reynolds Defense Firm client.

National Crisis Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1–800–273–TALK (1-800-273-8255) OR call or text 988 For Spanish speakers: 800-628-9454 Deaf/Hard of Hearing: 800-799- 4889

This is a crisis hotline that can help with many issues, not just suicide. For example, anyone who feels sad, hopeless, or suicidal; family and friends who are concerned about a loved one or anyone interested in mental health treatment referrals can call the Lifeline. Callers are connected with a professional nearby who will talk with them about what they are feeling or concerns for other family and friends. Call the toll-free Lifeline, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

State Crisis Resources

Oregon Health Authority link here

This site has crisis line information and program links for all Oregon counties.

Transgender and Non Binary Support

The Trevor Project 866-488-7386

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