What is a Wet Reckless?

What is a Wet Reckless? A Wet Reckless is the nickname for the California Vehicle Code (VC) Section 23103 per VC 23013.5 charge of reckless driving involving alcohol.

If the prosecutor feels the DUI case against you has some weaknesses, for example:-

  • When your breath test or blood test result is close to .08
  • And if your driving and Field Sobriety Tests are not bad

… then the prosecutor might offer a plea bargain that is called a Wet Reckless.

A Wet Reckless is really a kinder, gentler DUI, a watered down DUI if you will.  It is a ‘prior’ on your record, which means if you get another DUI in the next 10 years it will be considered your second DUI because the Wet Reckless counts against you just like a first time DUI.

Read more about Wet Reckless and Dry Reckless and the differences between a Wet Reckless and DUI.

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