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

Plea bargaining in Hawaii drunk driving cases.

In some states, it’s possible for a motorist who’s accused of driving under the influence (DUI), called “operating a vehicle under the influence an intoxicant” (OVUII) in Hawaii, 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 Hawaii OVUII Cases

Unlike some other states, Hawaii doesn’t prohibit plea bargaining 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 a driving under the influence conviction.  

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

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