Through good legal work, a DUI attorney may be able to get your DUI reduced to the charge of reckless driving. A “breakdown” to reckless driving means that you will not be stuck with the DUI stigma. Moreover, your driver’s license will not be suspended and you will not be subjected to the costly and highly inconvenient 10-day vehicle impoundment.
A breakdown to reckless driving is a victory when charged with a DUI. But this victory is only won through the work of a DUI lawyer. In Miami and Broward, I handle DUIs that involve a number of issues. Relying on my training as a prosecutor and my experience as defense attorney, I always strive for the goal of dismissal, but reckless driving is a close second.
The State Attorney may agree to break a case down to reckless driving once it is demonstrated that the defense has exploited serious problems with the State’s case. If successful, the accused person can enter a no contest plea to reckless driving without risking losing a trial and going to jail, and without having to endure the harsh DUI penalties.