Help when reckless conduct causes substantial risks
Most crimes occur when a person causes harm to another through wrongful conduct. Reckless endangerment is different in that a conviction does not require any person to have been harmed. It focuses more on what harm could have occurred. But do not be fooled by the vague nature of this crime. It is still a serious offense. Those convicted can expect to face fines, possible jail confinement and, of course, the lasting stigma of a criminal record. If you have been charged, the team at Intermountain Legal may be able to help. We have a strong record of success helping people facing these serious charges obtain favorable plea bargains, reduced charges or even dismissal.
What is reckless endangerment?
Section 76-5-111.1 of the Utah Criminal Code defines reckless endangerment as recklessly engaging in conduct that creates a substantial risk of death or serious injury to another but does not amount to a felony offense. But this definition is not particularly helpful to laypeople in understanding what the crime is. One important thing to note, however, is that a person can be charged even if no one was hurt. Reckless endangerment is a broad charge that can encompass many types of conduct: