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:
- A dry reckless cannot be used as a prior in a DUI. A wet reckless can.
- A dry reckless does not have a mandatory alcohol school requirement. A wet reckless does.
- A dry reckless has lower fines and fees, when compared to a wet reckless.
- 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.