Bentonville DWI Defense Lawyer
Protecting Your Rights & Driving Privileges
Arkansas has very strict laws regarding drunk driving. If you are pulled over on suspicion of DWI, your actions will play a major role in your future. Staying calm and remaining respectful are important. You also should know that you are under an implied consent law, which means that if you refuse a chemical test as requested by the police officer, you face an automatic six-month license suspension for a first offense. The length of license suspension will increase for repeat offenders.
At Jonathan D. Nelson, Attorney at Law, our experienced Bentonville DWI defense lawyer can examine your chemical test results as part of our extensive investigation. Our investigation will exhaustively inspect all of the circumstances surrounding your arrest in search of potential flaws and mistakes. Aside from his extensive legal experience, Attorney Jonathan Nelson is a certified law enforcement instructor who knows how a DWI stop should be conducted. Our firm will ask the tough questions that can uncover evidence to be used on your behalf in court.
Call Jonathan D. Nelson, Attorney at Law at (479) 777-4204 to arrange for a free consultation.
DWI in Arkansas
As in other states, you are over the legal limit to drive if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) measures .08% or more as an adult, .02% or more if you are under 21, and .04% or more if you hold a commercial license. You can be arrested for driving or merely being in control of your vehicle under these circumstances. If you are convicted of DWI, it will remain on your record for five years. A repeat offense within five years will thus be judged more harshly by the court.
A first offense carries penalties including:
- Misdemeanor charges
- A maximum jail sentence of up to a year
- Community service
- A fine of $150 up to $1,000
- Potential reinstatement fees, supervision fees, and/or alcohol treatment program fees
- A six-month license suspension
You may have the option of obtaining a restricted license, which will require the installment and use of an ignition interlock device.
Consult with Jonathan D. Nelson, Attorney at Law Today
Our Bentonville DWI defense attorney is prepared to investigate all aspects of your arrest. We’ll assess how your field sobriety tests were conducted, the calibration of the breathalyzer machine, whether there was sufficient reason to stop you, and more. We fight hard to seek dropped or reduced charges to help you preserve your driving privileges and your future.
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