9 month probation wet and reckless dui

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.

Santa Clarita, CA -

Attorney Answers (5)

Michael Jon Fremont

Michael Jon Fremont

DUI / DWI Attorney - San Diego, CA

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.

Brian Russell Michaels

Brian Russell Michaels

DUI / DWI Attorney - Los Angeles, CA

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.

Brian Michaels
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

Robert Laurens Driessen

Robert Laurens Driessen

DUI / DWI Attorney - Irvine, CA

It will depend on the county that you are in. A wet is a reduced charge that is negotiated with the DA and usually ranges from 1 year to 3 years. If you got 9 months consider yourself lucky.
Robert Driessen

Mr. Driessen is a former Deputy DA in Orange County with over 8 years of criminal law experience. Nothing stated... more
Jasen Bodie Nielsen

Jasen Bodie Nielsen

DUI / DWI Attorney - Santa Barbara, CA

3 years probation is standard on a first time DUI. 2 years probation is typical on a wet reckless. However, it is not uncommon to negotiate a shorter or longer probation on a wet reckless plea bargain. Hope that helps.

Jasen Nielsen

James C Forslund

James C Forslund

DUI / DWI Attorney - Englewood, CO

It is a reduced charge. That is why probation is shorter.

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