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DUI charge, Naperville DUI defense lawyers, DUI defense, wet reckless charge, plea bargainWhen an individual is facing one or more criminal charges, it is often possible for him or her to have one of the charges dismissed or the single charge reduced in exchange for a plea of “guilty” or “no contest” to a less severe charge. This is known as a plea bargain. In Illinois, it is possible to have a DUI charge reduced through a plea bargain. This reduced charge is known as a “wet reckless” and is a type of reckless driving charge. Moreover, the defendant faces the penalties associated with a reckless driving conviction instead of those associated with a DUI. These penalties are less severe than the penalties for a DUI conviction.

Along with avoiding the consequences for a DUI, the defendant also avoids having a DUI conviction on his or her record, which can provide an advantage later if he or she is charged with a subsequent DUI. It is also important to note that, in most cases, a DUI cannot be expunged in Illinois.

What to Consider if you are Offered a Plea for your DUI Charge

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