Is it possible to get a DUI charge reduced to reckless driving?

Yes, sometimes a drunk driving charge can be lowered to a reckless driving offense - or even dismissed.

The chances of either happening, of course, depend on the exact situation, which includes your driving history. If you have a relatively clean driving record and no DUI or DWI convictions, you'll normally stand a better chance of seeing a charge lowered. And, if you hire an experienced DUI lawyer to represent you, your odds can also improve.

Field sobriety tests can be difficult for law enforcement officials to properly assess. And, chemical tests (such as blood, breath, and alcohol) that measure blood alcohol content (BAC) readings aren't perfect. A skilled DUI lawyer understands how to examine and question evidence, and how to pinpoint the possible weaknesses of the various tests. Plus, an experienced DUI attorney has a firm understanding of your state's DUI laws, as well as being aware of technicalities that sometimes lead to charges being reduced or dismissed.

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