DWI & DUI Defense in Little Rock

Little Rock Multiple DUI & DWI Lawyer

Aggressive Defense for Repeat DUI & DWI Offenders in Arkansas

Being arrested for a DUI/DWI is a serious matter. If you have been arrested for a second or subsequent DUI/DWI, you are facing even more severe consequences. It is important to have an experienced Little Rock multiple DUI & DWI defense attorney on your side to protect your rights and fight for you. At Collins, Collins & Ray, we can provide you with the strong legal representation you need. With a commitment to defending our client's rights, we stand as a reliable ally in the face of complex legal proceedings.

Call Collins, Collins & Ray today at (501) 392-5007 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our multiple DUI & DWI attorneys in Little Rock.

What is Considered a Multiple DUI & DWI?

Multiple DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charges arise when an individual is arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs more than once. In Arkansas, the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit is 0.08%. If a driver is found to exceed this limit during a traffic stop, they may be charged with DUI or DWI.

A multiple DUI or DWI occurs when an individual faces these charges on more than one occasion within a specified time frame. Subsequent charges often result in more severe penalties, making it crucial for those facing such situations to seek professional legal counsel promptly.

What are the Penalties for a Multiple DUI/DWI in Arkansas?

The penalties for multiple DUI/DWI convictions in Arkansas can be severe and escalate with each subsequent offense. It is imperative to understand the potential consequences associated with these charges:

  • Fines: Individuals convicted of multiple DUI or DWI offenses may face substantial fines. These financial penalties can place a significant burden on individuals and their families.
  • License Suspension: Multiple DUI/DWI convictions can lead to the suspension or revocation of a driver's license. The duration of the suspension increases with each subsequent offense, severely impacting an individual's ability to commute and maintain employment.
  • Ignition Interlock Device: In some cases, the court may order the installation of an ignition interlock device in the offender's vehicle. This device requires the driver to pass a breathalyzer test before starting the vehicle.
  • Probation: Offenders may be placed on probation, requiring compliance with specific conditions, such as attending alcohol education programs, submitting to regular drug testing, and maintaining good behavior.
  • Jail Time: Multiple DUI/DWI convictions often result in mandatory jail sentences, with the duration increasing for each subsequent offense. Jail time not only disrupts one's personal and professional life but also carries long-term consequences.

Defenses Against Multiple DUI & DWI Charges

Mounting a strong defense against multiple DUI/DWI charges is crucial for minimizing the potential consequences. Some common defenses against multiple DUI & DWI charges may include:

  • Illegal Stop or Arrest: We can thoroughly examine the circumstances leading to the traffic stop and arrest to determine if law enforcement observed proper procedures. If there were violations of constitutional rights, we work to have the evidence suppressed.
  • Field Sobriety Tests: We can scrutinize the administration and accuracy of field sobriety tests, challenging their reliability as evidence. Factors such as weather conditions, physical health, and other variables can impact test performance.
  • Breathalyzer Accuracy: We can investigate the maintenance and calibration records of breathalyzer devices to ensure their accuracy. An improperly calibrated device can yield unreliable BAC results.
  • Rising Blood Alcohol Content (BAC): We can explore the possibility that an individual's BAC was below the legal limit at the time of driving but increased by the time of testing, known as the "rising BAC" defense.
  • Violation of Miranda Rights: If law enforcement fails to inform the individual of their Miranda rights during the arrest, we may challenge the admissibility of statements made during questioning.

Contact Our Multiple DUI & DWI Attorney Today

Facing multiple DUI/DWI charges requires immediate and skilled legal representation. At Collins, Collins & Ray, our dedicated team is committed to safeguarding your rights and pursuing the most favorable outcome for your case. Contact Little Rock multiple DUI & DWI lawyer today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a robust defense against these charges.

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Our Achievements

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association

    DUI Defense Lawyers Association: John C. Collins

  • AY Magazine’s Arkansas Best Lawyers

    AY Magazine’s Arkansas Best Lawyers: Brian Ray 2020, 2021

  • Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)– 2014, 2015, 2018-2021

    Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters): John Collins 2014, 2015, 2018-2021

  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys – 10 Best Client Satisfaction - 2016

    American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys – 10 Best Client Satisfaction: John C. Collins 2016

  • Arkansas Life Magazine

    Arkansas Life Magazine’s – Top Attorneys: John C. Collins 2016, 2019

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent

    National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent: John Collins 2015, 2020, 2021


    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Is there a time limit to filing my claim?

      In Texas, the window to file is two years from the date of your accident, which is known as the “statute of limitations.” If you don’t file within that time frame, you may not be able to pursue your case. Under specific circumstances, there are exceptions.

    • How is negligence determined?

      Several factors can determine negligence. Do not try to make that determination on your own. Do not assume negligence does not exist. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case and advise you.

    • If the insurance company offers a settlement, why do I need a lawyer?

      The insurance company makes money by collecting premiums and paying out as little as possible. If it can convince you to agree to a settlement, you may be giving up your rights to fair compensation. You should have an expert personal injury attorney on your side to make sure you get a fair settlement.

    • How do I know how much my claim is worth?

      You may be entitled to compensation for short- and long-term medical expenses, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, and emotional anguish. You may be awarded punitive damages as well. All factors surrounding the incident have to be evaluated and considered.

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