Can I Plead to a "Wet Reckless" in Oklahoma?
Plea bargaining a reduced charge in Oklahoma drunk driving cases.
In some states, it’s possible for a motorist who’s accused of driving under the influence (DUI) to “plea bargain” for a lesser charge. When such a plea bargain is for a reckless driving charge, it’s sometimes called a “wet reckless.”
Plea Bargaining in Oklahoma DUI Cases
Unlike some other states, Oklahoma doesn’t prohibit plea bargaining for a lesser charge in DUI cases. So, for someone who’s accused of drunk driving, plea bargaining for a wet reckless or some other lesser offense is a possibility.
Benefits of a Wet Reckless Plea
The benefits of pleading to a wet reckless are simple: The penalties for a reckless driving violation are less severe than those for driving under the influence. For instance, a DUI comes with mandatory jail time, whereas jail is only a possibility for a reckless driving conviction.
Talk to an Attorney
If you’ve been arrest for driving under the influence, talk to an experienced local DUI attorney. The facts of every case are different. A qualified DUI lawyer can talk to you about what the possibilities are for your case.