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What’s the difference between a DUI and a “wet reckless”?

Posted by Amy Morell on Jul 15, 2013


In California, a DUI (California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) or (b)) and a wet reckless (California Vehicle Code Section 23013 within 23103.5) are two different charges.  Typically, a wet reckless is a reduced charge to a DUI,  often times referred to as a lesser included offense.  A wet reckless and a DUI are both misdemeanors.  However, a wet reckless court probation  term is typically less than a DUI, but not always.

Also, the court fine is lower.  Most importantly, a wet reckless does not require the Level One DUI school - a 15 week, 2 hours per week program - instead a 6 week, 2 hour per week program is typically ordered.  Also, in counties where an ignition interlock device  (IID - a breathing device placed on the vehicle) is required upon a DUI conviction, a wet reckless would not trigger this requirement.  This can be a very expensive requirement.  Also, car insurance requirements can be lessened by a wet reckless.

Is your case a good case for a wet reckless?  Please call me to discuss you case. (877)-366-9440

Do you know the difference between a DUI and a “wet reckless”?

For more information, or if you need a DUI attorney, contact us or give us a call at (877) 366-9440. Morell Law Office is a highly-experienced DUI practice. We specialize exclusively in DUI; with over 17 years experience, we know the ins and outs of DUI defense.

Amy Morell

Morell Law Office is 100% devoted to defending people accused of DUI in courts and DMV hearings in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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