Protecting Your Rights And Your Future

Arrested For DWI? We Are The Law Firm Who Can Help You.

If you’ve been charged with DUI/DWI, you are facing serious criminal charges with serious criminal penalties. It is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows what it takes to defeat DWI charges, reduce fines and help you keep your driver’s license.

Located in Rogers, the attorneys at Hatfield Harris, PLLC, have been handling DUI/DWI cases throughout Northwest Arkansas for more than 20 years. We will defend your rights in court and protect your freedom, your future and your record.

Multiple And Felony DWI Defense

First and second DWI convictions result in possible jail time, fines, license suspension, an interlock ignition device installed in your vehicle and a mandatory alcohol education treatment program.

In addition to those potential penalties, a third DWI conviction will result in a mandatory 90-day jail sentence that can be extended up to one year.

If you have been charged with your fourth DWI, you are facing felony charges. If convicted, you face fines of up to $5,000, anywhere from one to six years in jail and a license suspension for up to four years.

At Hatfield Harris, PLLC, every step we take is with your best interests in mind.

Our attorneys don’t plead out cases because it is easier, and we won’t compromise our clients’ rights. Instead, we use every legal tool in our arsenal to protect our clients’ interests and defeat their DUI charges.

We look beyond the police report to uncover every possible incident of police misconduct. Did the police have probable cause to stop you and test you? Were field sobriety tests properly administered? Was the Breathalyzer calibrated correctly?

If your constitutional rights were violated in any way, we will fight to have your charges dismissed.

Common Questions About Arkansas Drunk Driving Charges

When you face allegations of drunk driving, you will likely have serious questions about your future, your license and your legal rights. At Hatfield Harris, PLLC, we are proud to provide clear, concise answers to your questions in this critical moment.

What is the legal limit in Arkansas?

Under Arkansas law, the police can charge a person with driving while intoxicated (DWI) with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher or if their alcohol consumption impairs their ability to drive safely. However, it is possible to face drunk driving charges at lower levels in several situations. People under the age of 21 can be charged with drunk driving at a BAC of just .02%, and commercial drivers could face charges with a BAC of .04% or higher.

Can I refuse to take a breath test in Arkansas?

While the authorities cannot force you to take a breath test, Arkansas has what is known as an implied consent law. This means that simply by driving on Arkansas roads, you consent to sobriety testing. Refusing a test can lead to additional penalties.

Can I get a DWI for driving something other than a car?

While most people are aware that getting behind the wheel of a car or truck after drinking can lead to charges, they might not know that drunk driving charges can include a variety of motor vehicles. These include golf carts, riding lawn mowers and motorized boats.

Do I need an attorney if I’m accused of DWI in Arkansas?

DWI charges can have a long-lasting impact on your life and seeking legal guidance from a skilled attorney can be an essential way to protect your rights. A lawyer with experience representing people accused of drunk driving can help you understand your rights, the legal process and any defenses available to you.

Contact A Bentonville Drunk Driving Defense Attorney

At Hatfield Harris, PLLC, we defend clients against the criminal and administrative consequences of a DWI conviction. If you have been charged with DWI, you have a limited amount of time to request a hearing in front of the Arkansas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and protect your license. Protect your license and defeat your criminal charges. Contact Hatfield Harris, PLLC, at 479-250-1962 to speak with an experienced Rogers DWI attorney in a free consultation.