Defense Against DWI Charges

Drunk driving offenses are some of the most frequently charged crimes in Arkansas courts, and they affect people from all walks of life. However, the fact that these charges are common doesn't mean they won't have a serious impact on the lives of people who are convicted.

At my law office, Wesley Rhodes, Attorney at Law, in Little Rock, I help people who are facing DWI/DUI charges, stand up for their rights and protect their futures. I have helped clients in a wide variety of cases and have experience with many issues, including:

  • First-offense DUI/DWI
  • Repeat offense DUI/DWI
  • High blood alcohol content (BAC)
  • Underage DUI/DWI
  • Suspended license
  • Ignition interlock device

When you are my client in a DWI case, I learn about you and your case, help you understand the charges and the potential penalties, and then I walk you through your legal options. Once we have decided on a defense plan, I investigate the circumstances of your arrest, looking for flaws in the evidence and other weaknesses in the prosecution's case against you.

The penalties that go with a conviction are serious, and they bring long-lasting consequences. When I defend you in a DWI case, I work hard to minimize the harm these charges can do to your personal and professional life.

Harsh Penalties

Arkansas imposes stiff penalties for DWI. Even those convicted of a first offense may spend 24 hours behind bars and have their license suspended for six months. If you are convicted, you may be ordered to go through alcohol counseling and to have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle, at your cost.

Penalties are substantially higher for repeat offenses. And there are other factors that can make your penalties worse, including underage drinking or refusing a breath test. If you were arrested in connection with a drunk driving accident, you will likely face serious charges related to the accident as well.

Talk To A Skilled Lawyer

If you have been accused of DWI, it's crucial to remember that you have rights. Talk to a lawyer as soon as you can to protect those rights, and get to work defending your future.

Get started by calling my office at 501-301-4591. You can also reach me online.