DWI Defense

Arkansas DWI Defense Attorney

A conviction for a DWI can affect your life forever. It can cause increased insurance premiums, interference with employment, interference with certain professional licenses, and other issues that will follow you for years to come. The penalties for DWI in Arkansas are as follows:

DWI – 1st Offense

  • 24 hours to one year in jail
  • $150 up to $1,000 fine
  • $300 Court Costs
  • Alcohol Education Course
  • DL suspension : **If your arrest was after July 31, 2009 the suspension period is 6 months regardless of BAC, and there are no longer temporary permits available, only an interlock device.

DWI – 2nd Offense

  • 7 days to one year in jail
  • $400 up to $3000 fine
  • $300 court costs
  • Alcohol Education Course
  • DL suspension for 24 months, **If you arrest was after July 31, 2009 you will be eligible for an interlock device after 45 days

DWI – 3rd Offense

  • 90 days to one year in jail
  • $900 up to $5000 fine
  • $300 court costs
  • Alcohol Education
  • DL suspension for 30 months, **If your arrest was after July 31, 2009 you will eligible for an interlock device after 45 days

DWI – 4th Offense – Felony

  • one year up to Six years in prison
  • up to $10,000 fine
  • $300 court costs
  • Alcohol Education
  • DL suspension for 4 years

What is an interlock devise?

An interlock device is a machine hooked up to your ignition that prevents your car from starting if you have a detectable amount of alcohol on your breath. There are local and statewide providers for this service. There is an initial set up cost and a monthly maintenance fee that varies.

Issues in DWI cases

Mr. Wilkinson has successfully handled numerous DWI case in Arkansas, and understands the issue that need to be addressed including:

  • Did the police have a legal basis to stop you?
  • Did the police have a legal basis to have you perform the tests?
  • Did the police have a legal basis to arrest you?
  • Did the police properly inform you of your constitutional rights?
  • Were the breath and field sobriety tests properly administered?
  • Did you voluntarily and knowingly provide a breath, blood, or other sample?

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The Wilkinson Law Firm is based in Bentonville, AR and handles cases all over the State of Arkansas. The Northwest Arkansas region is the firm’s primary practice area including: Bentonville, AR, Rogers, AR, Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR, Bella Vista, AR, Eureka Springs, AR. The Wilkinson Law Firm regularly accepts high profile cases from all over the State of Arkansas.

Phones answered 24/7. Contact us for a free initial consultation.

The Wilkinson Law Firm is based in Bentonville, AR and handles cases all over the State of Arkansas. The Northwest Arkansas region is the firm’s primary practice area including: Bentonville, AR, Rogers, AR, Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR, Bella Vista, AR, Eureka Springs, AR. The Wilkinson Law Firm regularly accepts high profile cases from all over the State of Arkansas.

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