what is the different between a wet and reckless and dui. i only got 9 months of probation for my wet and reckless, but i read online that people get 3 years with a dui probation how is that possible.
A wet reckless is a lesser offense of a DUI. The probation term is shorter
and the fines generally less BUT it is priorable just like a DUI. That
means for the next 10 years if you are arrested again yiu can be charged
with a second, or third, etc.. Your probation tem seem unusually short you
should check that. The minimum probation is 1 year by statute.
Totally concur with Mr. Driessen. 9 months of Probation is HIGHLY unusual for a Wet Reckless. 2 years is usually as low as it goes. The primary difference between a wet reckless and a DUI is the fine and the class. A Wet Reckless is, for most purposes a DUI. It is a prior for the Court and the DMV. Personally, I don't consider a Wet Reckless anything more than a moral victory, but if you indeed received 9 months of probation you can get the case off your record much much sooner than the typical DUI or Wet Reckless case.
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