In Arkansas, the law does not allow prosecutors to reduce or dismiss DWIs, which means your only choice is to plead guilty or go to trial.
Lion Legal fights DWIs if there is a chance of prevailing at trial. If we don’t have grounds to win at trial, the goal turns to obtaining the best sentence for you. For a first offense the court may order the following:
- A fine ranging from $150-$1,000
- 1 day to one year in jail
- Alcohol and MADD classes
- 6-month DL suspension with a reinstatement fee
- And a required interlock on your vehicle.
A conviction affects your future ability to obtain employment and increased insurance premiums. Many jobs will not keep or hire someone with a DWI and of course it affects your driver’s license and insurance rates.
DWIs can be misdemeanors or felonies depending on prior convictions. Check out our Misdemeanor and Felony pages for pricing.
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