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Wet Reckless vs. DUI: What You Need to Know

By October 6, 2017 August 31st, 2020 Criminal Defense, DUI Defense

A DUI charge is not a matter to be taken lightly. If a police officer suspects that your intoxication level exceeds the legal limit, you could be arrested and have your license suspended.
However, there is a way to combat this. An outstanding legal team working behind you can help bring the DUI charges down to a wet reckless, protecting you from more severe penalties that can follow a DUI.


The Advantages of Wet Reckless Over DUI
The primary difference between a DUI and a wet reckless is substantial: not only do you face shorter jail time, shorter probation, and lower fines, you do not have to adhere to a mandatory license suspension.
However, the most vital advantage of a wet reckless is that there are no mandatory sentencing enhancements that can add to increased jail, higher fines and longer DMV Coursework.
While the consequences of a wet reckless are still significant, it is far better to face the prospect of a wet reckless as opposed to a DUI. Wet reckless is not something you can be initially charged with, as you can only be reduced down to one following a DUI.
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Here are some of the advantages to a wet reckless vs. DUI:
-Reduced fines
-Shorter jail sentences or no jail at all
-Shorter probation (reduced from 36 months to as low as 18 months)
-No license suspensions or restrictions and Shorter DMV course work requirements
-No additions to sentences for second or third DUI offenses
When facing DUI charges, time is of the essence–it is vital you don’t put your future in the wrong hands. Not only is reducing your DUI down to a wet reckless a possible solution to avoiding the harsh consequences of a DUI conviction, it is entirely possible with the help of a competent and highly skilled Sonoma County DUI attorney.
If you call our law firm within 10 days of the DUI Arrest or Incident, we would be able to keep you driving until your case is resolved in the Criminal Court. Otherwise your Driver’s License will be suspended 30 days from the Arrest/ or date of incident!  Don’t let that happen to you.
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Get Answers from a Sonoma County DUI Attorney
Fiumara & Milligan Law have been able to secure many favorable outcomes for clients, only enhancing our firm’s outstanding reputation.  Our practice has always been focused on absolving clients of their criminal charges, especially when it comes to DUI cases.
That is because we believe that every single person has the right to retain representation and protect themselves from the damaging and adverse effects that criminal charges can bring.
Contact Fiumara & Milligan Law for immediate legal counsel concerning your DUI! When you enlist with the help of our firm on your behalf, you can be confident your case is in good hands.
We will analyze the specifics of your particular situation, explain the basics of wet reckless charges, and determine whether or not your charge can be reduced.
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Get in touch with us as soon as possible if you would like more information about wet reckless or DUI charges!
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