If you’ve recently been charged with a DWI in Arkansas, your legal issues may be only the beginning of your problems. You may have an alcohol abuse problem, which will not only cause legal trouble but can also strain interpersonal relationships, create problems at work, and even lead to significant health effects. WebMD explains your different treatment options in this case, which can be your first step towards sobriety.
Hot Springs can definitely live up to its name during the summer months, which is why this time offers the perfect opportunity for you and your family and/or friends to escape the heat by going boating. Part of relaxing out on the water might include enjoying a couple of cold drinks. Yet while you are entitled to enjoy yourself in this manner, keep in mind that you are still prohibited from operating any sort of motorcraft while intoxicated. Many of those that have come to us here at the Tapp Law Firm have learned too late that this also includes motor boats.
If you happen to be pulled over for suspicion of driving while drunk in Hot Springs, then you have to assume that a breath test is forthcoming. While you do not have to submit to preliminary alcohol screenings (e.g., breathalyzer tests), you should that you are compelled to take an actual chemical breath it is requested. Many of those who come to us here at the Tapp Law Firm facing drunk driving charges question the need for breath testing if it is your blood alcohol content that determines whether you are impaired. Can your breath actually yield a reliable BAC measurement?
Law enforcement officials in Hot Springs cannot force you to do anything that you do not consent to do, right? Several of those that we here at the Tapp Law Firm have assisted in the past have allowed that assumption to prompt them to refuse chemical testing when they have been suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. Needless to say, they were surprised to be arrested for that refusal. While yes, authorities need to have your consent to test your blood, breath or urine, you have already given it to them.