In Arkansas, the law does not allow prosecutors from reducing or dismissing DWIs, which means your only choice is to plead guilty or go to trial. Leigh Law fights DWIs if there is a chance of prevailing at trial. If we don’t have grounds to win at trial, the goal turns to obtaining the best sentence for you. For a first offense the punishment includes a fine ranging from $150-1000, 1 day to one year in jail, alcohol and MADD classes, 6-month DL suspension, a reinstatement fee, and a required interlock on your vehicle. A conviction affects your future ability to obtain employment and increased insurance premiums. Many jobs will not keep or hire someone with a DWI.