Wet Reckless

Being arrested for a California DUI doesn't always mean you have to be convicted of that charge.

The objective of a skilled Temecula DUI Attorney / Temecula Criminal Defense Attorney is obviously to get the charge dismissed if possible. Many times, however, although a flat-out dismissal may not be possible, a reduction of the charges and resulting conviction is likely.

California DUI plea bargaining generally involves negotiations to get the Vehicle Code sections 23152(a) and Vehicle Code 23152(b) charges reduced to:

A "wet reckless": A lesser to the charge of DUI, but still involving alcohol. It carries with it reduced fines and a shorter driver safety class. Will still qualify as a prior DUI if arrested again.

A "dry reckless": A lesser to the charge of DUI, or a simple reckless driving. Not alcohol-related and will not count as a prior DUI.

  • Exhibition of speed
  • Penal Code 647(f) drunk in public or
  • A combination of traffic infractions.