Criminal & DUI/DWI Law


Arkansas DWI Laws Have Changed!

May 14, 2015

Note:  An interlock is a breathalyzer installed on your car that you blow into before starting your car and periodically thereafter.  It is supposed to ensure that your BAC is under .02 before allowing your car to start or continue to run.] Getting a DWI in Arkansas just got a little bit costlier.  Prior to July 31st, if you were charged with a...

Truths, Half-Truths, and Lies

May 14, 2015

When does telling half of the truth become a lie? A press conference was held on Tuesday of last week in Little Rock so that Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Arkansas State Police could announce their upcoming and half-truthfully-named “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” campaign for the Labor Day weekend, which apparently now runs from...

Go Green, Avoid a DWI...Maybe

May 14, 2015

The recent story about the fella in Minnesota that got a DWI for driving his motorized “La-Z-Boy” chair brings to mind a good point regarding DWI law (The Smoking Gun news story about Minnesota man getting a DWI / DUI while on a La-Z-Boy).  What kind of “vehicle” do I have to be driving to be convicted of a DWI or DUI in Arkansas? Arkansa...

Reinstatement Fees…

May 14, 2015

A Golden Egg for the State, A Golden Pile of $&!% for the Rest of Us When you are charged with a DWI in Arkansas, you can get your driver’s license back as soon as you serve out your license suspension period (6 months for a first time DWI). If you want your license back after the period is over, you must (among other things) pay a “rein...

Enter Sandman

May 14, 2015

We will all sleep better tonight knowing that all of those people being arrested (at least by the LRPD) for DWI are being arrested ONLY after a thorough and accurate investigation of the person’s mental and physical faculties has been conducted.  In honor of our country’s anniversary of its freedom from oppression and tyranny, local law enforc...

Arkansas DWI & DUI Convictions...

May 14, 2015

Can Be Expunged Starting August 1, 2011! I have received MANY inquiries over the years from people who were interested in expunging a past Arkansas DWI or DUI conviction.  Unfortunately, my answer has always been “NOT A CHANCE.” That is, until now. On March 23rd, Act 626 was passed, allowing for misdemeanor DWI and DUI convictions to be expu...

Cops, Ignorance & Tiaras

May 14, 2015

Miss University of Arkansas, Sarah Gafvert, was arrested a few months ago on a charge of Arkansas DWI.  As I recall, there was the typical rush to judgment on Ms. Gafvert’s guilt.  However, as this ABC News story points out, things aren’t always what they seem. Ms. Gafvert informed the cop that she had Type 1 Diabetes and was having a hypo...

Arkansas Gains First Lawyer Scientist

May 14, 2015

Attorney Brad J. Williams has earned his place in an esteemed group of lawyers, as one of only 38 ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientists in the world, and the first in Arkansas. “I’m extremely proud of this certification and excited to use this education to help my clients,” said Williams. A nonprofit group originally chartered by Congress,...

Arkansas Attorney First Board-Certified DUI Specialist

May 14, 2015

  Brad J. Williams, DUI Specialist   ARKANSAS ATTORNEY FIRST BOARD-CERTIFIED DUI SPECIALIST   CONWAY, Arkansas – Attorney Brad J. Williams has earned his place in an esteemed group of lawyers, as one of only 51 attorneys in the United States to achieve board certification in DUI Defense, and the first and only in Arkansas. The Board Cert...