Dry Reckless Driving DUI

Dry Reckless Driving DUI Defense Attorney - DUI Lawyer

What are "Dry Reckless" Plea Bargains?

An experienced DUI lawyer may engage in plea bargaining with a prosecutor to get a DUI charge reduced and its penalties lessened. One of the driving charges to which a DUI charge may be reduced is a "dry reckless" charge.

A dry reckless charge is better than a DUI charge because the DUI sentencing laws in California are quite harsh. For example, in DUI law, there are mandatory sentencing enhancements for repeat offenders; someone charged with a third offense must be sentenced harshly. On the other hand, a dry reckless sentence does not have a mandatory sentencing enhancement. A judge has the discretion to charge you more harshly if you have multiple reckless driving convictions, but is not required to do so.

Also, there is a shorter probation period. While you may be on probation for 3-5 years with a DUI conviction, probation for a dry reckless charge is only 1-2 years. This probation difference matters because you do not want to be arrested for another crime during your probationary period.

One of the primary reasons a dry reckless charge is a better option than a DUI is because it doesn't trigger license suspension. It adds 2 points to your driving record, which can affect your insurance premiums, but this is preferable to a license suspension. Moreover, because dry reckless convictions are not necessarily related to a DUI, they don't affect professional or commercial licenses the same way.

Contact a Dry Reckless Driving DUI Defense Attorney Now

Dry Reckless driving can prove to be a serious charge on its own, but it can also represent an improvement over a more severe DUI charge. Either way, it is critical to obtain effective representation from an experienced attorney. For a careful, knowledgeable defense from an experienced criminal defense lawyer, contact us toll-free at 877-791-1836 or via our online form.

For further reading: California DMV DUI Information