Get DUI Charges Reduced or Dropped
There are several ways an excellent defense attorney can attack a DUI charge in order to get it dropped or reduced. One of the most common results is to get DUI charges reduced to a wet reckless.
What is a wet reckless? Can my lawyer get DUI charges reduced to a wet reckless?
When a DUI charge is reduced to a charge of reckless driving, this is often referred to as a wet reckless.
If you have been charged with a DUI, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss the possibility of getting your DUI charge reduced to a charge for reckless driving, often called a wet reckless in this context.
Getting your DUI reduced to a wet reckless is often considered a victory for a defense team, and will be a big help to your future. Having a DUI conviction on your record could mean your car insurance provider could simply drop you or raise your rates considerably, often significantly more than they will raise your premiums for a charge of reckless driving. A DUI conviction could prevent you from getting a government subsidized student loan. Many professional licenses are much more difficult, or impossible to get if you have a DUI. Finally, the criminal fines for DUI are much higher than for reckless driving and the penalties such as jail time and probation are much harsher for a DUI than for reckless driving.
How can my lawyer get DUI charges reduced to a Wet Reckless?
Your experienced Fort Myers Criminal Defense Attorney understands how best to get a DUI reduced to a wet reckless. First, it is important to understand that a DUI and a charge of reckless driving are both criminal traffic offenses. They are the same type of offense, it’s just that a DUI is much more serious than a charge of reckless driving. Secondly, a good lawyer will understand the different options open to your defense team for getting that charge reduced to a wet reckless.
Some examples of ways your criminal lawyer can get your DUI reduced to a wet reckless are:
- Your lawyer gets is able to get some of the evidence against you suppressed, resulting in a weaker case for the prosecutor and more “incentive” for the prosecutor to reduce the charges.
- Your lawyer focuses on the State having a non-fatal evidentiary or witness problem and uses that as a tool to negotiate a reduction in charges,
- Your defense team puts together a case that’s strong enough to cause the State sufficient concern that it won’t win and your lawyers use that to negotiate a reduction in charges.
At Peter M Dennis PA, we have a long track record of working with the prosecutors and judges in the Fort Myers area. This experience makes us extremely effective and able to work on your behalf to negotiate with the other side to get your DUI reduced to a wet reckless.
Can I get my DUI charges dropped?
If you are a driver fighting your first DUI offense in FL you will have a better chance to get charges dropped than if you are facing a second DUI (depending on your specific circumstances). However, in order to get a charge dismissed entirely, it will require a very strong defense. Your experienced Fort Myers defense team will challenge the test evidence and arrest details the officer put in their report. Breathalyzer (Intoxilyzer) machines must be calibrated and tested periodically, failure to do so may result in the results being inadmissible. It is very important that the law enforcement official followed specific steps during your arrest, failure to do so may result in problems for the prosecution. There are many issues that come up and are very fact specific, which is why it is important to have a personalized consultation today.
An Experienced DUI Attorney Can Get DUI Charges Reduced or Dropped – Fort Myers, Florida
At Peter M. Dennis, we know when to attack, how to attack and the best ways to negotiate. We’ll stand by your side and do everything we can to get your DUI charges reduced or dropped. We will also fight to get the minimum DUI penalties applied in your case.
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