Reckless Driving Involving Alcohol
In some DUI or DWAI cases, the prosecutor will shift to what is known as a “wet reckless.” Though this is not an actual charge, what happens during this change in charges is that you are taking a plea bargain for reckless driving involving alcohol instead of a DUI or DWAI charge. The most common scenario for a “wet reckless” is when the prosecution can’t prove DUI or DWAI.
The differences between the two are very significant. By accepting a plea bargain for “wet reckless,” you have to ability to avoid jail time and only have the charge of reckless driving on your record (which is better than DUI). The penalties are often the same as the standard terms of probation for a DUI or DWAI, but in many cases you will not have to serve any time in jail. This can be especially important for people who have previous DUI/DWAI charges, other drug or alcohol-related charges, which can increase the normal sentence to more severe penalties for being a repeat offender.
If you have been charged with a DUI, DWAI, or reckless driving involving alcohol, it is important to have a successful attorney working on your side to ensure that you face the lowest possible penalties in your case. It is critical that you have an experienced and relentless DUI, DWAI, and “wet reckless” attorney on your side. Call Krizman Law today at 303-529-2677.
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