Wet & Reckless

Wet & Reckless Lawyer in California

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A "wet reckless" charge is a lesser crime than a DUI. If there are circumstances surrounding your case that don’t quite support a DUI conviction, then a wet reckless charge might be a preferable alternative for many DUI defendants. It takes knowledgeable and diligent counsel to argue for a wet reckless and assert the rights and interests of the accused.

When facing a drunk driving charge, it is highly recommended that you explore all your defense options with a proven counselor—including arguing for a reduced wet reckless charge. At Thomas Daly Law, A Professional Corporation, Attorney Thomas Daly has handled hundreds of cases, including many drunk driving cases. We know how to minimize the impact these charges can have on the accused and ensure that they can move on with their lives as quickly as possible.

Our Walnut Creek DUI defense attorney is ready to help you explore your wet reckless options. Call (925) 208-4801 today.

What Are The Benefits Of a "Wet Reckless"?

A wet reckless (Vehicle Code 23103.5 VC) can carry similar sentencing components to a DUI but provides less severe penalties than a normal DUI conviction.

Benefits of a reduced wet reckless charge in California can include:

  • No mandatory license suspension
  • Possibility of a reduced jail sentence
  • Possibility of reduced fines and fees
  • Reduced drunk driving school requirement
  • Possibility of no ignition interlock device requirement

A DUI charge can most often be argued when there is a shortcoming in the state's case against the defendant or the defendant's blood alcohol concentration was recorded very close to the legal limit (0.08 percent) at the time of their arrest.

Is a Wet And Reckless a Misdemeanor in California?

Yes, in the state of California, a wet and reckless driving charge is considered a misdemeanor. Although a wet and reckless charge is a lesser crime compared to a DUI, there is still potential penalties associated. If convicted of this charge, you could be facing fines of up to $1,000 and/ or receive up to 6 months in prison. You could also have your license suspended for 6 months and may be mandated to attend DUI school as part of your sentence.

Thomas Daly is an experienced trial attorney and can properly evaluate whether or not your case is good for trial on a DUI or a wet reckless reduction. Based on the facts of your case, he might be able to get the charge reduced from a DUI to a wet reckless or effectively defend you at a trial.

The time to start exploring these defense strategies is now. Call our firm today to request a free case evaluation. 

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