I have to complete an outpatient program to get my license back after receiving a DUI 5 or 6 years ago in Oregon. I completed a 1 year inpatient program but they say it doesn't count. I need my licence now and I also now live in washington.
Both Oregon and Washington are members of the National Registry which share licensing information between states. If another state has a "hold" on the validity of your license it is generally honored by all other members.
Even if you establish residency in Washington, Oregon will still need to release its hold to even apply for a probationary license in our state.
Washington will require that your license be clear in Oregon before you can drive or obtain a license here. Also, if you're driving with an Oregon suspended license in Washington, you could be cited for a criminal offense of driving while your license is suspended even though the suspension didn't originate in Washington.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended as legal advice or as a guarantee of the outcome of any future case. This is because every case has unique facts, and no one can ever guarantee results. Furthermore, this information does not establish an attorney client relationship. Any reliance on information contained herein is taken at your own risk.
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