A common plea bargain in a DUI case is a reduction to a violation of wet reckless driving, and the two charges of DUI get dismissed. This statute was specifically created for borderline DUI cases, to promote the resolution of cases without trial. Prosecutors may offer to reduce DUI charges, to a wet reckless driving, for various reasons. An experienced DUI attorney at The Law Office of Ben Mironer can advise you as to the multiple ways we’ve been able to get so many DUI charges reduced for our clients. We take the time to speak with our clients about the benefits, and consequences of a wet reckless driving conviction. When we negotiate with prosecutors, we discuss our legal defenses, as well as our clients background. We describe their positive qualities, and provide a personal insight about our clients for the prosecutor. If our client is charged with a First Offense DUI, and has no criminal history, it is important to emphasize the unlikelihood of recidivism. Some attorneys may believe that getting a wet reckless driving disposition is a good result in any DUI case. But, an experienced DUI attorney knows that sometimes a conviction for wet reckless driving is not a good result. In order to assess whether or not you got the best result, it is crucial to hire an attorney that has a proven track record of success in negotiating plea bargain deals in DUI cases.
An important note about a wet reckless driving conviction is that you do not get a drivers license suspension (no mandatory action) from the DMV, and NO IID is required to be installed. However, if you lose the DMV hearing, you will still get an administrative action drivers license suspension, but no IID will be required. Also, a wet reckless driving conviction is still legally priorable, which means that if you are convicted of DUI within 10 years of this arrest, the wet reckless driving conviction still counts as a prior DUI and you’ll be charged with a Second Offense DUI.