November 28, 2012 By Paul Wallin

A “dry reckless”, found in the California Vehicle Code Section 23103, is an alternative used during DUI plea negotiations. A “dry reckless” is a great alternative to a DUI mainly because it is not a “priorable” offense so that, unlike a “wet reckless”, it has no statutory provisions to enhance punishment for a future DUI. In addition, there is no requirement to complete an alcohol education program. Further, a “dry reckless” carries lesser fines, lesser probationary period, lesser jail exposure, and no license suspension.

Some prosecutors do not offer a “dry reckless” as an alternative to a DUI, but instead offer an “exhibition of speed,” codified in the California Vehicle Code Section 23109(c)..Technically, both a “dry reckless” and a “wet reckless” have a statutory minimum jail sentences (VC 23013(c)). In contrast, an “exhibition of speed” does not have a statutory minimal imprisonment, making it an even more favorable better plea.

The aggressive Orange County criminal defense lawyers at Wallin & Klarich have been defending the rights of those facing DUI charges for over 40 years. We know what it takes to ensure that you keep your driver’s license and may be able to get your DUI charges reduced or even dismissed. Contact Wallin & Klarich today to learn more about how we can help. Call 888-280-6839 or visit www.wklaw.com and www.wklawdui.com for more information. We will be there when you call.

AUTHOR: Paul Wallin

Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.

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