DUI Defense Attorney
Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs is a serious criminal offense in the state of Arkansas and throughout the United States. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), a DUI defense attorney can help you should you face DUI or DWI charges.
If you have been arrested for DUI, you could face a number of problems, including:
- Loss of job, or loss of future employment opportunities
- Loss of driving privileges, including loss of driver’s license or loss of vehicle
- Potential social stigma that accompanies the criminal charges
Although the consequences of a conviction for DUI or DWI can be severe, an arrest for DUI or DWI does not necessarily mean you will be convicted. An experienced DUI attorney can help ensure your rights remain protected as well as help you defend a drunk driving charge.
How Can a DUI Defense Attorney Help?
Following the initial arrest, you may have been asked to undergo a blood test administered by a medical professional. To be charged with a DUI or DWI in the state of Arkansas, your blood alcohol level must have been .08 or above at the time the test was administered. However, several factors can increase your blood alcohol level that could have led to an incorrect result. Those can include the rubbing alcohol used to clean your skin, high blood ketones because of diabetic ketoacidosis or even the consumption of herbal supplements or cough medicines.
If you have been arrested or charged with DUI or DWI, it is important that you contact an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible. Due to the complexity of DUI and DWI laws in Arkansas, a DUI defense attorney can help to ensure your rights and defend you in a court of law.
To speak to one of our attorneys regarding a DUI or DWI charge, contact the Johnson & Vines Law Firm today at (501) 777-7777 or through this website.