What Should I Do If I'm Arrested For DWI?

If you fail a field sobriety or Breathalyzer test after being pulled over, you will likely be arrested. DWI laws in Arkansas are particularly strict because all the law enforcement needs for a conviction is to prove that your blood alcohol content (BAC) was .08% or higher at the time of arrest. Your only chance to fight the charge is to hire a skilled DWI attorney who understands the law and how to protect your rights.

What To Do After Your Arrest

From the moment you're pulled over, anything you say could potentially be used against you. While it's important to comply with the police officer's instructions, give them as little information about yourself and your situation as you can. Then, as soon as possible, contact a knowledgeable DUI/DWI defense attorney to defend your case. The sooner you begin working with a lawyer the better, as they can advise you on how to handle the legal proceedings.

After you've been released from jail, write down everything you can remember about your request. Minor details such as how the police officer spoke to you, why they pulled you over, what questions they asked and when they tested you could prove critical to your defense strategy.

Why You Should Hire A Lawyer

Unfortunately, roadside DWI tests aren't foolproof and can fail under a wide variety of circumstances. If the police officer who arrested you didn't follow protocol, encouraged you to become inebriated or used an equipment that was not properly cared for, they may not be able to bring charges against you. However, you won't know how to determine that on your own. Only an experienced attorney will be able to evaluate the police officer's actions and create a strong defense.

Call Today For Guidance Through Your Case

At Dodds, Kidd, Ryan & Rowan, our attorneys know what questions to ask to determine how your arrest was carried out and whether your rights were violated. We can review every aspect of your stop and evaluate details that most people would miss. With over 60 years of experience practicing law, we're proud of our reputation for aggressive defense and tireless advocacy for each client.

Call our firm toll-free today at 877-885-8839 or call our office in Little Rock at 501-386-9508. You can also send us a message online to get started.