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Fighting To Protect Your Driver’s License

If you have been convicted of DWI / DUI in Arkansas, your driving privileges may be suspended for a considerable time. This penalty can create numerous hardships affecting your ability to get to work or complete daily tasks, whether your license has been suspended for six months, a year or even longer.

If you are charged with drinking and driving, contact me, Wesley Rhodes, criminal defense lawyer. I have helped many Little Rock drivers successfully combat DWI charges and other traffic offenses, and I am ready to defend your case in court.

I offer free DWI consultations to drivers throughout the area, so you have nothing to lose by contacting my office today to arrange your appointment.

Important Information About DWI / DUI License Suspensions

The consequences of a DWI conviction can include steep fines and license suspension, which create significant hardship for college students and working adults alike. The length of your license suspension depends on the type of DWI offense you are charged with.

These violations include:

  • A first-time DWI or DUI offense, leading to a six-month suspension
  • A first-time blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test refusal, leading to a suspension of 180 days
  • A second drunk driving-related offense within five years, leading to a two-year suspension
  • A third drunk driving-related offense within five years, leading to a 30-month suspension
  • A fourth drunk-driving related offense within five years, leading to a four-year suspension

In addition, refusing a BAC test for the fourth time within five years could result in permanent license revocation.

Steps To Take To Get Your License Reinstated

In certain circumstances, drivers charged with drunk driving may not lose their driving privileges entirely. Depending on the facts of your case, you may qualify for a restricted license, which allows you to drive only to locations the court authorizes. You also may be required to install an ignition interlock device.

If you do not qualify for this type of temporary license, you may be required to complete these tasks to get your license reinstated:

  • Pay reinstatement fees
  • Attend and complete an alcohol or substance abuse program
  • Complete clearance paperwork
  • Fulfill the terms of your DWI conviction
  • Present proof of insurance
  • Pass a driving and rules of the road test

As you can see, you will need to fulfill several requirements after your license has been suspended. Taking the time to meet with me before you agree to a plea for driving under the influence may save you time, money and frustration.

Are You Doing All You Can To Protect Your Privileges? Get The Facts Today.

You may be able to contest your license suspension or have the terms of your suspension reduced. Learn your options at a no-cost DWI evaluation with Wesley Rhodes, Attorney at Law. Don’t delay. Email or call me at 501-301-4591 today. I handle DWI cases throughout the state of Arkansas.