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Dependable Jonesboro Attorney Provides Comprehensive DUI Defense

Experienced DUI staff ready for all challenges

The staff at Lilly Law Firm, PA is skilled in defending against DUI (driving under the influence)/DWI (driving while intoxicated) charges. For more than 25 years, we’ve handled all types of DUI cases and we’re prepared for any scenario. Our DUI/DWI lawyer knows the law and understands the tactics often used by law enforcement and prosecutors in DUI cases. We go the extra mile to resolve your case and mitigate any negative affects.

What should I expect when arrested for DUI and DWI?

When charged with DUI, you must face two separate cases:

  • An administrative case with the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration Office of Motor Vehicles
  • The criminal case for DUI or DWI

The window to schedule a hearing in the administrative case is short, so requesting a hearing is crucial to avoid automatic application of administrative license suspension. Our knowledgeable DUI defense attorney knows the rules and strategies to give you the best chance to keep your license. Call us immediately to discuss your case and find out if you still have time to request an administrative hearing.

What if I have multiple charges against me?

Sometimes the government stacks multiple charges to increase the odds of conviction. A DUI or DWI charge is often a preliminary tactic for the government to try to justify a search of your person or property. If this happens to you, you may find yourself in the city jail facing charges for one or more drug crimes in Jonesboro, in addition to the DUI or DWI. Our Jonesboro criminal defense attorney provides comprehensive representation for all your criminal charges.

Penalties for DUI/DWI

DWI – first offense

  • Twenty-four hours to one year in jail
  • A $150 to $1,000 fine
  • Court costs totaling $300
  • An alcohol education course
  • Driver license suspension

Note: If your arrest was after July 31, 2009, the suspension period is six months regardless of your blood alcohol content (BAC), and temporary permits are no longer available. You are only eligible for an interlock device.

DWI – second offense

  • Seven days to one year in jail
  • A $400 to $3,000 fine
  • Court costs totaling $300
  • An alcohol education course
  • Driver license suspension for 24 months

Note: If your arrest was after July 31, 2009, you are eligible for an interlock device after 45 days.

DWI – third offense

  • Ninety days to one year in jail
  • A $900 to $5,000 fine
  • Court costs totaling $300
  • An alcohol education course
  • Driver license suspension for 30 months

Note: If your arrest was after July 31, 2009, you are eligible for an interlock device after 45 days.

DWI – fourth offense – felony

  • One to six years in prison
  • A $10,000 maximum fine
  • Court costs totaling $300
  • An alcohol education course
  • Driver license suspension for four years

Reliable DUI defense from a seasoned Jonesboro, AR criminal defense attorney

Conveniently located at 2400 East Highland Drive in Jonesboro, the Lilly Law Firm, PA provides aggressive advocacy when you need it most. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We can be reached at 844-307-3137 24 hours a day, seven days a week or contact us online.