Some people have fun with their friends by going on a road trip, going hiking or playing sports. Others apparently pretend to be stunt drivers at drive-in movie theaters. That was the story of one teenager, who apparently was speeding, driving in circles and performing donuts during movie showings at an outdoor movie theater. When someone tried to stop him, the teen kept driving, even with the person holding onto his car. If this incident happened in Douglas or Adams County, the driver could face charges of Reckless Endangerment.
What is Reckless Endangerment in Colorado?
The definition of Reckless Endangerment, C.R.S. 18-3-208, is:
“A person who recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of serious bodily injury to another person commits reckless endangerment, which is a class 3 misdemeanor.”
The teen was driving recklessly with people around him. He also continued driving with someone holding onto his car. Because of these actions, he created a risk of others receiving serious injuries. As a result, it's likely he would face charges of Reckless Endangerment. If convicted of this crime, someone could face a class 3 misdemeanor charge, which is subject to 6 months in the Jefferson County Jail and up to $750 in fines.
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Reckless Endangerment Can Happen Anywhere
Let's say a father's toddler is in the back seat of his car and the dad is weaving in and out of traffic. Does he mean to cause harm to his son? Most likely not, but he poses a risk that his toddler could get hurt because of his driving. This could then lead to charges of Reckless Endangerment. Or, maybe a college student is in a hurry to get to class and cuts someone off while driving, almost causing an accident. This could also be seen as Reckless Endangerment. There are times when Reckless Endangerment causes serious injury to others, and there are times where no one is harmed. The unfortunate part is that someone will still be charged with this crime because police recognize the risk of harm towards another individual. This is why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to defend you if you're facing Reckless Endangerment charges. We fight for the best outcome for your case.
Why You Need an Arapahoe County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Reckless Endangerment charges can be serious, which is why you need a favorable defense on your side. The attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office have over 40 years of combined courtroom experience, and we look hard for evidence to defend your future. We use resources like accident reconstruction and experience with District Attorneys to help us defend you. You need someone on your side who will listen to you and fight hard for your future. Contact our office today for a free initial consultation if you're facing charges of Reckless Endangerment.
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If you or a loved one has been charged with Reckless Endangerment, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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