What Is a "Wet Reckless"?

Under California law, reckless driving is a misdemeanor that can carry penalties that involve up to 90 days of incarceration. When this is classified as a "wet reckless," it means that the defendant had alcohol in their system. Typically, conviction of a wet reckless will be penalized with mandatory completion of an alcohol education program.

Wet reckless is a form of a plea bargain that could be available in DUI cases as well as drugged driving cases. If your attorney believes that a not guilty verdict is unlikely, he or she may encourage you to accept the wet reckless plea. This would mean you plead guilty in exchange for a lesser charge. Consult a trusted attorney before making a decision concerning your plea.

What Is a Wet Reckless?

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