Reducing Arkansas DWI or DUI Charge

Q.  What are the chances that the prosecutor will drop my Arkansas DWI or DUI charge?

A.  For a DWI, there is zero chance. However, this not a reflection of our abilities as your lawyer. It IS a reflection of the politicians that were elected to the Arkansas Legislature. Many years ago, Arkansas legislators passed a law that specifically prohibits anyone (including the prosecutor and even the judge) from reducing a DWI to a lesser charge. However, a multiple-offense DWI (i.e. DWI - 2nd Offense) can be reduced to a lesser DWI (i.e. DWI - 1st Offense).

For a DUI, the law does NOT prohibit reducing it to a lesser charge. However, prosecutors are usually very reluctant to reduce a DUI.