Arkansas DWI Overview
If you have been arrested for drunk driving charges, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Many people do not realize that a DWI (driving while impaired) charge impacts them under two areas of law - criminal and administrative.
Understanding the Consequences
Being criminally convicted of a DWI has numerous negative consequences, including:
- Points against your license
- Suspended driver's license
- Increased insurance costs
- Criminal record
Under the Implied Consent Law, you can be required to take a breathalyzer test when pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence. If you refuse to do so and it is your first refusal, you will lose your license for six months. If it is a subsequent refusal or subsequent offense, you will lose your license for two years.
After you have taken a breath test, you have 7 days to request a hearing from the Department of Safety to protect your driving privileges.
Strong Defense Working for You
Attorney Brent Hall is dedicated to the aggressive and ethical pursuit of each client’s goals with a focus on personal attention and hand-tailored, proven results grounded in thorough preparation and zealous advocacy.
Mr. Hall came to the practice of law from his previous career in law enforcement. A former law enforcement instructor and member of the Fort Smith Police Department (1997 – 2004), Mr. Hall was a recognized expert in Drug Recognition and DWI during his tenure in law enforcement..
After graduation from the Oklahoma City University School of Law (magna cum laude) in 2008, Mr. Hall was admitted to the Arkansas bar. He joined Byars Hickey & Hall in 2012.
Mr. Hall focuses his practice in the areas of family law (divorce, custody/visitation, child/spousal support, adoption, and DHS dependency-neglect cases), criminal law (including DWI charges, juvenile court proceedings and drug court proceedings), and probate law (including guardianship, estate planning and will preparation, and the probate process).
Mr. Hall is married to Jennifer Hall, with whom he has two sons, Camden (age 13) and Cade (age 12). The Hall family attends Grace Community Methodist Church in Fort Smith.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Type of Cases Our Firm Handles:
I handle many types of cases to bench and jury trials including DUI, Criminal and Traffic.
We Think You Should Hire Us If:
You want a lawyer who will personally handle your file and will be available for consultation afternoons, evenings and weekends. I will fairly evaluate your case and determine the most favorable course. I will not hesitate to go to trial on your case; that decision, however, will ultimately be yours.
Our Firm Is Not Right For You If:
You are looking for a lawyer who will only tell you what you want to hear. I will work with you to honestly assess the facts of the case.
If You Want To Tell The Law Firm About Your Situation You Should:
I personally communicate with you whenever possible. If I am in Court when you call, you can leave a message. I personally guarantee you will hear back from me in 24-hours, or less - most often, much less. My office phone is 479.494.1800.
The Typical Cost To Get Us Started Working On Your Case Is:
The cost varies depending on the allegation and facts of the case. A fee will be quoted at our initial consultation.
Our Clients Will Tell You That:
My level of experience, knowledge of the law, and personal familiarity with the judges, prosecutors, and system is a great advantage. In addition my personal and regular contact with clients, availability and involvement with every aspect of the case bring the most favorable results.
Our Philosophy On How We Approach Your Case Is:
Depending on the type of case I like to find out as much as I can about the facts of the case and talk to anyone who can help our defense. At that time we can discuss our options. The stronger our defense appears to the prosecutor, the better our chances are of getting a favorable result.