According to Vehicle Code 23103, it is a crime for a person to drive a vehicle with intentional or conscious disregard for the safety of persons or property, otherwise known as a Dry Reckless charge. This is a misdemeanor charge and is often what a DUI charge is reduced to in order to avoid conviction under California’s DUI laws. The penalty for a Dry Reckless is often probation and/or a fine.
This can be advantageous to the defendant because he or she will then not face mandatory sentencing enhancements if charged with a subsequent DUI; may receive less jail time and a shorter probationary period; and will not necessarily have his or her license suspended.
The law office of H. Charles Gorian has experience in fighting and reducing dry reckless and other vehicle charges. We know the California laws that affect your situation and we are prepared to stand in your corner and battle for your legal rights. Our law firm has helped men and women throughout Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and San Diego County, and we may be able to help you.
One phone call could be the difference between harsh criminal penalties and freedom. Call or email our lawyer today for a free, no-risk, no-obligation case evaluation.