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

Plea bargaining a reduced charge in Mississippi drunk driving cases.

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

Mississippi prohibits prosecutors from reducing an OUI charge to a lesser offense. So, for someone who’s charged with drunk driving in Mississippi, plea bargaining for a reckless driving violation or another reduced charge usually isn’t possible. (Miss. Code. Ann. § 63-11-39 (2017).)

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