Question: I was arrested for first offense ovi few weeks ago with 0.96 BAC, the lawyer I hired worked out the deal with prosecutor and I pled guilty to physical control and judge terminate the ALS and I was able to get my license back the same day also got no point on my driver license no jail no alcohol program I paid only the fine around 500$. Which one is better reckless op or physical control? Also which one wouldn't have impact on my career I go to school to be health care professional. Thank you in advance for any explanation.
Answer: Reckless Operation is a moving violation carrying 2 or 4 points on your license, but is not alcohol related. The points can affect your insurance rates. Physical Control is a non-moving violation with no points, but is alcohol related. Which is the "better deal" depends upon who's looking and their standards. If it's a misdemeanor 4th degree reckless operation, I would suggest that's better for a medical professional because applications sometime ask if you have had an alcohol related conviction, but not reckless operation.