What are the consequences if I get a DUI after having a Wet Reckless

 DUI after having a Wet Reckless

Question: What are the consequences if I get a DUI after having a Wet Reckless not too long ago?  When I was pulled over by the CHP, the officer asked me if I had any other convictions and I told him I had a Wet Reckless and was still on probation.  Is this something that I should not have told him?  Both the wet reckless and my recent DUI in Van Nuys CA.

Answer: If your wet reckless was within 10 years of your last case as it appears to be the case here, you will be charged with a 2nd offense DUI. Consequences can be severe and include up to 1 year in jail, fines between $390 – $1,000, 18 month alcohol program, and 2 year license suspension, 12 month interlock device requirement, and other possible penalties. Also, depending on when your wet reckless conviction was, there may also be a probation violation issue.

There are a lot of questions that I would need answered by you in order to give you a more specific assessment of your case.  For example, why were you pulled over if you know, did you do field sobriety tests, did you blow into a preliminary alcohol screening machine, did you take a blood or breath test at the station, etc.?

 

There is a lot more to these cases then just getting arrested, going to court, and getting convicted.  It some situations, it is possible to get charges reduced as you did before, and possibly avoid a conviction completely.  Feel free to call me at 818-336-1384 to discuss further.  I regularly handle DUI cases in Van Nuys court and have been successful in getting DUI charges dismissed and reduced to lesser offesnes.

Phil Hache,

DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
www.1DUILawyer.com
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, CA, San Fernando, CA, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Metro, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.