Arkansas DWI Defense Attorneys, Kirby Riffel and Linda Bowlin
|Firm Name:||Riffel and Bowlin, P.A.|
|Address:||202 West Broadway
Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455
|E-Mail:||Arkansas DUI Attorney
Attorney Kirby Riffel
Arkansas DWI defense lawyer Kirby Riffel began his illustrious career before graduating law school as president of his class. Upon graduation, he accepted a job with the best law firm in the mid-south - in Memphis. He moved to Pocahontas, Arkansas in 1971 to represent people rather than big corporations and insurance companies.
Arkansas DWI / DUI attorney Kirby Riffel became interested in drunk driving defense and criminal law through indigent appointments before the public defender system was instituted in Arkansas. Mr. Riffel defended many serious charges and have never lost a murder or rape case. Mr. Riffel first became interested in DWI arrests because nobody thought they could be defended and won.
As a well known DWI attorney, Mr. Riffel has been twice voted by his peers as "one of the best DWI lawyers in Arkansas". In 2005, he was awarded the Champion of Justice award by the Arkansas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Recently, the American Bar Association sent Mr. Riffel to Ukraine to lecture judges and lawyers on the role of an American defense lawyer. He has also lectured to Arkansas Municipal Judges and conducted two seminars for Arkansas lawyers on the topic of DWI defense and the associated penalties.
Attorney Linda Bowlin
Before Linda Bowlin began representing DWI clients in 2000, she had been a registered nurse, a paralegal, a personal injury lawyer, and a child support lawyer. Since joining Mr. Riffel in 2000, she has learned to passionately, ethically and thoroughly represent DWI clients. She has attended the National DUI College summer and winter sessions, Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminars and many others. Ms. Bowlin has lectured to Arkansas DWI lawyers on how to more effectively represent their clients.
Memberships and Associations
- American Bar Association;
- Arkansas Bar Association;
- Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association;
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;
- Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;
- National College for DUI Defense;
- Randolph County Bar Association;
Advanced Level DWI Training Programs
- Attended several sessions of the National Colege for DUI Defense.
- Received a Forensic Technician designation upon completing training at the Datamaster (breathalyzer) factory in Ohio.
- Completed the field sobriety training course given to police officers.
- Attended many other seminars including several "Mastering Scientific Evidence" seminars.
Why should you hire us?
"You should hire our firm only if you want to fight for your right to be found not guilty of DWI. We can’t change the facts, but we have fifteen large notebooks in our office of material we have collected that can be used to cast doubt on the state’s faulty evidence and exaggerated testimony—and that was before we began to keep this material electronically or we would have 40 volumes. We believe a large number of DWI and drunk driving arrests in Arkansas are unjust and that these arrests are provoked and fueled by the desire for more money and votes by politicians at the expense of normal citizens who have no idea they are doing anything wrong. We want to correct this moral and legal embarrassment to the state of Arkansas. We can only do this one client at a time. We spend hours every day dealing with DWI problems and we put this passion and experience at the service of all our clients. We fight to win. Please don't hesitate to contact our firm for a free consultation."
Arkansas Court Information and Locations
DWI Defense Attorneys Kirby Riffel and Linda Bowlin are admitted to practice in U.S. Supreme Court, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, District Courts for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Kirby Riffel and Linda Bowlin most frequently practices law in Pulaski, Saline, Sharp, Lonoke, Jefferson, Craighead, Green, White, Hot Spring, Garland, Perry and Faulkner counties in the state of Arkansas.
Arkansas Arrest and Release
If someone you care about has been arrested, visit Arkansas Department of Corrections web site for detail information.
Expungement of criminal records can be a complex process, and the ability to clean up past criminal convictions depends upon many different factors. The law relating to expunging criminal convictions varies from state to state. It is important that you consult with a lawyer that is skilled in matters pertaining to expungement.
Other Arkansas DWI / DUI Resources
There are a variety of special problems that arise following a Arkansas drunk driving, DWI or DUI arrest. It may be necessary to use a bail bondsman to help a friend or loved one gain release from custody. Renting a car may be difficult (although we know of several companies that will do so), as is getting car insurance. There may be a requirement to attend special alcohol programs, or AA meetings.
For a free consultation, contact KRiffel@1800DWILAWS.com.