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What does “wet reckless” mean?

Posted by Bulldog Law | Jun 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Just because you've been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, that doesn't mean you have no options. There certainly are legal steps you can take to fight those charges or get them reduced.

For example, some drivers will enter into a plea deal. They will plead guilty to a “wet reckless” charge. As a result, their DUI charges will be dropped. They do acknowledge that alcohol or drugs were involved in the situation, which is what makes a wet reckless charge different than a dry reckless charge. However, they will likely have less severe ramifications than with a DUI charge.

Will it impact your future?

A wet reckless charge certainly can still impact your future. For example, say you get another DUI the following year. Your wet reckless offense could be an aggravating factor. This means you may face more serious consequences for that second drunk driving charge.

This is part of the reason that the wet reckless option exists and a plea bargain involving that charge is allowed. If a person simply makes a mistake one time, this gives them a chance to get lesser charges if they have never been in trouble with the law before and they just want to move forward with their life, this is a chance to do so.

This helps to show why it's so important to understand all of the legal options at your disposal if you've been arrested and charged with a crime. No matter what charges you're facing, you need to know what steps to take. Having experienced legal guidance can help you protect your rights and your future.

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