What is a reckless driving?
In some states, it is possible to get a DUI charge reduced to reckless driving and, luckily, Nevada is one of those states. A reckless driving reduction is when the defendant of a DUI charge enters into a plea bargain for reckless driving. This allows the defendant to have fewer penalties and not suffer the consequences of being charged fully for the DUI. Being charged with a DUI is never a good thing, but if there is not substantial evidence for the charge or it is apparent that the charge was not supported by probable cause, this kind of plea bargain might be able to be made.
What does that mean for me?
If your original DUI charge can be considered for this plea bargain, this would mean the defendant would not have a DUI on their record. It is always important to remember with any charge, the more of them you have, the bigger the penalty. This applies to DUIs that are reduced to a reckless driving charge. All reckless driving convictions will add eight points to the accused’s driving record.
Even though these penalties can still cause concerns and problems, a reckless driving charge is not as severe as getting charged with a DUI. See a DUI’s penalties here. (link to penalties from a DUI page) Having your DUI dropped to a wet reckless charge will be beneficial in the long run due to the following:
- It will not be counted as a DUI, so if another DUI occurs, the defendant would not receive as harsh of penalties
- Employment will not be a affected as it would if the defendant had the DUI charge
- The addition of the eight points to the defendants drivers license is better than being faced with an automatic suspension of his/hers drivers license
- The defendant would be able to have his/her record sealed in one year with a wet reckless as opposed to the seven years it would take if it were a DUI conviction
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Even though it may seem your life has changed due to a DUI charge, hiring the right attorney increases the chances of your charge being reduced so you don’t have to face the harsh penalties of a DUI charge. The Defenders can provide you their service and knowledge to do all that they can to get your DUI charge reduced to a reckless driving charge. It is important that you contact The Defenders immediately so we can start creating an aggressive defense for your case. The Defenders delivers an honest and straightforward response to your charges while providing you personable and communicative involvement throughout the duration of your case. We’re aggressive when we need to be, compassionate when it counts, and always dedicated to your success. That’s what makes us The Defenders, a proud branch of the Richard Harris Law Firm. We have the experience and knowledge you need to make sure you get the best judgment for your case. We are available day and night to start the process. Simply fill out our Contact Us form or call us at 702.333.3333.You don’t have to go through this alone. Call us today!