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

Plea bargaining a reduced charge in Alaska drunk driving cases.

In some states, it’s possible for a motorist who’s accused of operating under the influence (OUI), often called 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 Alaska OUI Cases

Unlike some other states, Alaska doesn’t prohibit plea bargaining for a lesser charge in OUI 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 operating under the influence.  

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If you’ve been arrest for driving under the influence, talk to an experienced local OUI attorney. The facts of every case are different. A qualified OUI lawyer can talk to you about what the possibilities are for your case.

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