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Reducing a DUI to Reckless Driving

Reduce Your Charge with a Capable DUI Defense Lawyer in Athens

If you were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), there may be a way to avoid a conviction for this offense without going through an expensive trial. Depending on the circumstances of your drunk-driving incident, negotiating a plea bargain with the prosecution to reduce the charge to reckless driving could be possible. The prosecution will almost always push for harsher charges if you do not have adequate defense. Work with an experienced Athens DUI defense attorney for help fighting the charge.

Find out what you can do to reduce your charge by calling (706) 705-5122. Our firm works with clients to help come up with affordable payment plans.

DUI vs. Reckless Driving

Why would someone choose to plead guilty to reckless driving instead of going to trial to fight the DUI offense? There may be several reasons for this. The first is that reckless driving does not carry the stigma associated with drunk driving—which means your future employment opportunities won’t be impacted by a DUI conviction.

The penalties for reckless driving are also far less than those for a DUI conviction. For a first-time DUI offense, you could face 24 hours behind bars, up to $1,000 in fines, 40 hours of community service, mandatory completion of alcohol education courses and a 120-day license suspension. The sentence for a reckless driving conviction, on the other hand, typically consists of a fine of up to $1,000. No jail time, no community service and no license suspension.

Contact Our Firm for Advice

As an experienced Athens DUI lawyer, Lee Webb is familiar with the prosecutors in the Athens-Clarke County court system. If he believes that reducing your charge from a DUI to reckless driving offense could be beneficial, he can work with the state to negotiate a deal.

Call (706) 705-5122 to start discussing a plan of action for reducing your DUI to reckless driving.

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  • We understand both the procedure of drug & alcohol tests, and the science behind them

  • Attorney Webb has earned numerous awards for his standard of excellence.

  • Clients receive Attorney Webb's personal cell phone & email address.

  • We have over 25 years of legal experience.

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  • Criminal Defense Client

    He is knowledgeable and very professional.

  • DUI Client

    This was a first-time DUI (0.08), first-ever offense of any sort. I was referred to Lee by a lawyer friend. Lee and Alisa (his assistant) did an outstanding job of guiding me through the process from first contact all the way through trial (that never occu

  • Kevin W. / DUI Client

    Lee did an amazing job on my case. He asked me to walk through all of the details of what had happened and then studied the police reports in great detail. Once we went to court it was clear from the beginning that the judges and prosecutors really respect

  • DUI Client

    Once I came into contact with Mr. Webb after facing an arrest for driving under the influence, I knew he was the man I could trust to help me when it came to the law. He simplified the legal process and was successfully able to reduce the charge I was pres

  • DUI Client

    As soon as I was charged with a DUI, I reached out to Lee Webb for representation—and my experience could not be more ideal. He immediately initiated an appeal for my administrative license suspension and reached out to the prosecutors for negotiation. Les

  • DUI Client

    The court kept pushing out my case date, but after three years, Lee was able to get it dismissed. I would recommend Lee to anyone facing criminal charges—even if you think it is an open-and-shut case, there are a number of factors that can change the outco

  • Criminal Defense Client

    I immediately researched defense lawyers and scheduled a free consultation with Lee Webb. As soon as I walked into his office, I felt relieved. While the situation was embarrassing, Lee treated me with respect and helped me through the process. He was alwa

  • Criminal Defense Client

    Lee and his team kept me updated throughout the entire process, and were always available if I had any questions. Lee was brutally honest and was true to his word during my proceedings. I am very satisfied with his representation as well as the results of

  • Criminal Defense Client

    I cannot say enough about Lee Webb. From start to finish, he made a miserable experience tolerable. Each employee I worked with – including with the individual who answered the phone on weekends—was top notch and beyond pleasant. The team kept me informed