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.