2012 brings many new laws to DUIs, some of which are actually improvements for persons charged
with and convicted of a DUI. For example, for persons who have a prior DUI, if the person is successful
in court and obtains a reduced charge, “wet reckless”, it used to be that the individual would be unable
to drive for any reason for one year. The DMV was able to suspend the person’s license for one year
without being obliged to offer whatsoever the driver a restricted license.
Now, however, times have changed for the better. If a person is able to successfully reduce the charges
of a DUI with a prior DUI to a “wet reckless,” the individual can qualify for a restricted license 91 days
after the conviction, instead of having to wait one year, to drive again!