While most drunk driving charges are filed as misdemeanors, there are certain occasions in which they may be filed as felonies. Felony charges are more severe than misdemeanor charges for several reasons. Felony charges can include time in prison instead of county jail, harsher penalties and a potentially permanent loss of driving privileges. If you are charged with a Felony DWI or DUI then it is imperative that you contact a criminal defense lawyer right away. Our Arkansas office is experienced in handling felony DWI charges. Call today for a free consultation and lean how we can help.
Drunk driving attorneys handling repeat offender and felony cases in Arkansas
Receiving multiple DWI convictions means that the penalties will become more severe with each additional conviction. In Arkansas, if you are convicted of your 4th DWI, you will automatically be charged with a felony offense. A felony DWI can result in a sentence of 1-6 years in state prison. The court may also choose to confiscate your vehicle, fine you up to $5,000, and revoke your license with no chance of a restricted license. You will also be required to attend a state approved alcohol education and treatment program. If this is your fourth DWI offense, the consequences are significant and you should contact an attorney immediately.
As with a misdemeanor DWI, there are defenses available that you may not be aware of. It may be possible to have your case dismissed if the officer violated your Fourth Amendment rights at the time of the vehicle stop. Also, if any sobriety tests were not administered properly than that may also be grounds for invalidating the arrest. Our experienced Arkansas DWI lawyers have extensive experience in challenging a DWI and assist clients in Little Rock as well as the rest of our state. Call our office today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.
Arkansas criminal defense attorneys providing counsel for severe alcohol related accidents
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, injured, or killed someone while intoxicated, the loss of your driver’s license may be the least of your worries. You may be facing serious criminal charges such as vehicular manslaughter. Our office has experience handling the most serious alcohol related accusations. Our lawyers take a team approach to criminal defense and collaborate on all matters handled by the Law Office of Patrick Benca. When you retain our office you receive the quality representation, and regular communication, that you deserve. Do not risk your future in the hands of a lesser attorney. Contact our office today.