Fresno Drunk Driving Defense: Can You Plead Down to a Wet Reckless?
Mar 08, 2017
Therefore, it is generally a plea reserved for cases where the blood alcohol count was close to the legal threshold of 0.8% or just on the borderline of 0.8%. It is also offered, sometimes, not always, on drug DUI cases as well. A wet reckless can be driving recklessly with alcohol or drugs in your system.
Nevertheless, in a DUI case where there are extremely good defenses, we've been able to negotiate wet reckless dispositions in cases where clients have multiple DUI's in the past or high blood alcohol cases. In a nutshell, anything is possible.
California drivers should be aware that, while the penalties are lower for a wet reckless than for a DUI, if a driver is arrested a second or subsequent time within 10 years of the wet reckless conviction, the wet reckless will then be counted as a prior DUI/DWI.
A second arrest or subsequent arrest for a DUI will therefore carry the higher penalties associated with repeat offenders.
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Michael Mitchell is a Fresno attorney who practices in the areas of DUI, personal injury & criminal law. Visit his Google+ profile.