Can a DUI charge be reduced to Reckless Driving?
The short answer is yes. Our firm has had a high rate of success in getting certain types of DUI cases reduced to Reckless Driving. Most people arrested for DUI have never been arrested for anything else before. It is the one crime that can happen to anyone if you drive after drinking. We are acutely aware of how a DUI can affect your employment, your ability to drive, and insurance rates. Our primary objective for any DUI case is to look into the possibility of obtaining an offer from the State Attorney to the reduced charge to Reckless Driving.
Every case is different. So whether the State offers you Reckless Driving depends on many things. What was the reason the police pulled you over? What was your driving like before you were pulled over? Were you involved in an accident? Did you take field sobriety tests at the scene at the request of the arresting officer? How did you do on the field sobriety tests? On the field sobriety test video do you look intoxicated or not? Did you take a breath test to determine your blood alcohol content? All of these factors are important in evaluating your case to see if it is good candidate for a reduction to the lesser charge of Reckless Driving.
In 29 years of practice, I’ve reviewed thousands of DUI videos and evaluated thousands of cases. It’s important that you hire an experienced DUI lawyer if you want to increase your chances of having your drunk driving case reduced to Reckless Driving.