Wet & Reckless in Chico
A Wet & Reckless is the common name given to a charge of Reckless Driving Involving Alcohol, as per California Vehicle Code (VC) Section 23101.5.
There are several reasons the Distract Attorney may choose to pursue this reduced charge, or accept a plea bargain to a Wet and Reckless, rather than a Driving Under the Influence charge; your BAC level may not be .08, your field sobriety tests may have been marginal, or their case is just not as strong as they wish.
Regardless, a charge of Wet and Reckless is no laughing matter. The penalties are less serious than a greater charger, however, you will still be penalized with fines and be responsible for a completing a DUI education program. However, if you are convicted of a Wet and Reckless, and charged with drunk driving in the future, it will be considered a second offense. In other words, the Wet and Reckless is a lesser charge now, but will be equal to a drunk driving conviction if you’re charged again in the future for drunk driving.
If the District Attorney decides to pursue a more serious charge, we may still be able to plea bargain the charge down to a Wet and Reckless if you are a first-time offender. If you been charged, or convicted, of a prior drinking and driving charge, it will be tougher fight.
While it is possible to attain a Wet and Reckless charge, there is no guarantee. The Chico DA takes drunk driving cases seriously, and you should too. Your best chance of reducing your DUI charge to a Wet and Reckless is to consult with a knowledgable attorney who’s experienced with the representatives of the Chico legal system.
Professional legal representation can greatly increase your chances of reducing serious charges. We invite you to contact our Chico office to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Knowledge is your best defense.
2nd DUI Offense
CVC 23152 (a)
Faced 14 Days in jail
1st DUI Offence
CVC 23152 (b)
FACED 48 Hour in Jail
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Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, CVC 23152 (a)
Faced 3 Days in County Jail