Can I Plead to a "Wet Reckless" if I'm Charged with a DWI in Texas?
Plea bargaining a reduced charge in Texas drunk driving cases.
If you’re charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas, "plea bargaining" for a lesser charge is possible. The term “wet reckless” refers to a plea bargain where a DWI is reduced to a reckless driving charge. Some states have laws that specifically apply to reckless driving involving alcohol. But Texas, like most other states, has only a more general statute that applies to all types of reckless driving. (Tex. Transp. Code Ann. § 545.401 (2016).)
(Learn about how Texas defines "reckless driving" and the consequences of a conviction.)