What is a “wet reckless” charge?

A “wet reckless” is the common name for a reckless driving involving alcohol; technically it is a violation of California Vehicle Code section 23103 pursuant to section 23103.5. A “wet reckless” is a reduced charge that is often offered to persons accused of DUI that have low blood alcohol concentrations or other evidentiary problems with their case. Not every District Attorney will offer a “wet” reckless and some counties as a policy do not reduce DUI cases to “wet” reckless. You should contact a lawyer in your county to discuss whether your county has a policy against offering “wet reckless” charges to DUI charges.