What is Reckless Endangerment?
Reckless endangerment is when a person commits an act with awareness that his or her conduct created a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another person and consciously disregarded that risk. Contrary to popular belief, causing an actual injury to another person or causing another person’s death is not necessary to support a charge of reckless endangerment. However, if there is an injury or death involved, the person who committed the act need not have actually intended for the injury or death to occur. The accused must have acted recklessly and not merely carelessly or as result of an accident, mistake, or an honest error of judgment.
What are Some Defenses to Reckless Endangerment?
What is the Maximum Penalty for Reckless Endangerment?
Reckless endangerment is a misdemeanor criminal offense which carries a maximum possible penalty of up to five years of active incarceration and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
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