RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING ANOTHER PERSON OR "RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT" - MISDEMEANOR CRIME IN PENNSYLVANIA
If your conduct has placed another person in danger of serious harm, you may find yourself charged with Reckless Endangerment, known officially in Pennsylvania as Recklessly Endangering Another Person.
We encourage you to read more about this charge and to contact former Assistant District Attorney Dave Zuckerman of the Zuckerman Law Firm at 412-447-5580 for a free telephone consultation.
WHAT IS RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING ANOTHER PERSON?
Reckless Endangering Another Person is found under Title 18 Section 2705 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. A person commits this offense when they engage in reckless conduct that places or may place another person in danger of death or serious bodily injury.
Conduct is deemed reckless when the person consciously ignores a great and unjustifiable risk that what he or she is doing will cause another person to be seriously injured.
Under this statute, serious bodily injury includes an injury that causes or could cause a long-term loss in the function of a body part, or that which could cause serious permanent disfigurement.
WHY AM I BEING CHARGED WITH RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING ANOTHER PERSON?
As former prosecutors of REAP offenses, these charges can apply in a wide range of scenarios, including vehicle accidents/chases, fights, child abuse cases, and other violent scenarios. REAP can be charged based upon unintentional acts that hurt or endanger others.
To prove you guilty of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, the Commonwealth doesn't have to prove that someone was actually injured. Placing someone in danger of death or serious injury through reckless conduct is sufficient.
HOW THE ZUCKERMAN LAW FIRM CAN HELP
Having prosecuted and defended those accused of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, the Zuckerman Law Firm understands that these cases are very fact specific and require a careful examination of the paperwork that has been filed against you.
If you are accused of REAP, call the Zuckerman Law Firm today at 412-447-5580 for a free, confidential consultation. Our firm works for dismissals and charge reductions, and can assist you all the way through trial if necessary.