Can I Plead to a "Wet Reckless" in Wyoming?

Plea bargaining a reduced charge in Wyoming 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 Wyoming DUI Cases

Wyoming law restricts the ability of prosecutors to plea bargain in DUI cases: The law allows a reduction or dismissal of a DUI charge only if the prosecutor goes on the record in court and explains why the evidence is too weak to go forward with the drunk driving charge. So, in most situations, a person who’s accused of driving under the influence won’t be able to plea bargain for a reckless driving or any other lesser charge.

(Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 31-5-233(j) (2016).)

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