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Legal Alcohol Limit in Arkansas

Keys Next to Alcohol on a TableAs 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.

It is also important to note that you are under an implied consent law meaning that at the time of receiving your license you consented to all DWI tests by any law enforcement officer. 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.

Call Jonathan D. Nelson, Attorney at Law at (479) 777-4204 to arrange for a free consultation.

Driving While Intoxicated Penalties in Arkansas

You can be arrested for driving or merely being in control of your vehicle while under the influence. If you are convicted of a DWI it will remain on your record for five years with repeat offenses within those five years being judged more harshly by the court. Additionally, refusing a field sobriety test as requested by any police officer will be charged with an automatic six-month license suspension for a first offense and an increased length of time for repeat offenders.

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. Additionally, if you are under the legal drinking age of 21 years old you could be facing a complete license suspension.

Consult with Jonathan D. Nelson, Attorney at Law Today

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.

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.

We are available at (479) 777-4204. Call us for legal help today.

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Why Is Jonathan Nelson the Best Choice for You?

  • An Exclusive Focus on Criminal Defense
  • More Than 15 Years of Experience
  • Former State Prosecutor
  • More Than 400 Jury Trials Handled
  • Personalized One-on-One Representation
  • Certified Law Enforcement Instructor