I was in a uninsured accident. I'm making payments & was told by a collection agency, if I get paperwork signed & notarized, and get all forms & fees, I could get my license back earlier than the end of the suspension date. Is that true in Oregon? Or do I just have to wait until the year suspension is up, or get a hardship license?
I'd appreciate the help.
Possibly, but a collection agency will say many things. Look at your suspension order. If it's from a court it may have a mandatory term or a term tied to resitution. Talk to the people at the license centers--they'll tell you what the deal is. Then ask at another license center. Or you could talk to an attorney who handles suspension issues.
Ignore the Collection Agency self-serving advice and contact the DMV directly.
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I would recommend contacting DMV directly. I'm extremely lucky at getting ahold of someone by phone on a regular basis and not being on hold for a long time. Call 503-299-9999. Be prepared to give them your license number. They can certainly tell you the date your suspension is over. Whether or not the court has an discretion to reinstate you early is a question for an attorney.
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