Dry Reckless California

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Dry Reckless California

Dry Reckless California

A Dry Reckless California is an alternative to DUI that is better than a “wet reckless“.  This article explains what a Dry Reckless California is, how it’s defined, and how it can help your Orange County DUI case.

Dry Reckless California – What is it?

A dry reckless is defined in Vehicle Code 23103.  VC 23103 reads:

“(a) A person who drives a vehicle upon a highway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.”

Reckless driving requires a disregard of safety.  It is a moving violation, much like a traffic ticket, but it can be charged as a misdemeanor, or an infraction.  As a result, it is a “wobbler light”.

It is considered much less objectionable by employers than a DUI, or a reckless driving with alcohol is.

Dry Reckless California – How is it different from a Wet Reckless?

A Dry Reckless has several advantages as compared to a wet reckless.  They are as follows:

  1. A dry reckless cannot be used as a prior in a DUI.  A wet reckless can.
  2. A dry reckless does not have a mandatory alcohol school requirement.  A wet reckless does.
  3. A dry reckless has lower fines and fees, when compared to a wet reckless. 
  4. A dry reckless conviction in court does not trigger a DMV license suspension, as a wet reckless or a DUI does. 

Dry Reckless California – is my case eligible?

When there is a legal issue that shows one of the defenses to a DUI, or there is a problem of proof as to one of the elements of a DUI, a prosecutor might agree to reduce a case beyond the standard wet reckless reduction from a DUI.  A dry reckless is substantially better than a wet reckless for the above reasons.

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