Can I Plead to "Wet Reckless" in Hawaii?

Plea bargaining a reduced charge in Hawaii drunk driving cases.

The term, “wet reckless,” describes a reduced plea arrangement made by an intoxicated driver. (The driver pleads to reckless driving with alcohol involved -- hence the “wet” reference.) A charge of wet reckless typically carries fewer obligations, punishments, and costs than a traditional DUI/OVUII.

Hawaii Wet Reckless

Hawaii is one of over a dozen states that limit plea bargains in DUI/OVUII cases and for that reason, a wet reckless plea is usually not permitted in Hawaii. That said, an attorney in Hawaii may, in some circumstances, be able to assist in reducing charges or reducing penalties associated with a guilty plea for a DUI/OVUII.

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