Wet Reckless in Virginia
If you were recently arrested for your first DUI in Virginia, there's a chance you may be able to get it decreased to a "wet reckless" charge if circumstances are right. Wet reckless is not a real term you're going to hear in the courtroom, but it is a well-known term in the legal field that basically means getting a DUI knocked down to reckless driving with alcohol involved. If before your DUI your driving record was spotless and your blood-alcohol reading when you got pulled over was inconclusive, there's a chance you'll see your DUI charges dropped.
Some people have a false perception that if they can just get their DUI reduced to a wet reckless plea, they will be let off the hook. You will not be penalized as harshly with wet reckless, but you will still need to pay for your crime. There's a good chance you will still lose your license and have to pay a fine, but the amount of time and money will both be less with wet reckless in Virginia. You also may need to take classes with the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP), but it's a small price to pay to get a lighter sentence and the peace of mind knowing there is not a DUI on your driving record.
If you were pulled over for driving under the influence in Virginia and you need a good defense lawyer, contact Spotsylvania attorneys Jarrell, Hicks, and Waldman at 888-783-9701 for a free consultation.