Larimer County Reckless Endangerment Lawyer

Want to know more about Reckless Endangerment charges and sentencing? Read more about this crime and how an experienced lawyer can help defend you.
Driving at excessive speeds or accidentally discharging a weapon could get you charged with Reckless Endangerment in Larimer, Grand and Boulder County. The law sees these actions as creating a significant risk of injury to another person.

Reckless Endangerment Definition

C.R.S. 18-3-208 – Reckless Endangerment – is defined by Colorado law as:

A person who recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of serious bodily injury to another person commits reckless endangerment.

How Does the Law Define ‘Recklessly?

Colorado law defines ‘recklessly’ as:

A person acts recklessly when he consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that a result will occur or that a circumstance exists.

This definition is an important part of the law and during a jury trial, we break the definition down and argue that your circumstances do not meet the law’s requirements. We strive to get you an acquittal or not guilty verdict.

Sentence for Reckless Endangerment in Fort Collins

We strive to get you an acquittal or not guilty verdict.

Reckless Endangerment is a class 3 misdemeanor. The maximum penalty for a class 3 misdemeanor is 6 months in the Larimer County Jail and up to $750 in fines. The more substantial consequence could be your criminal record. Anytime a potential landlord or employer runs a background check, this will show up on your record. You may not be allowed to discuss your circumstances and explain your side before you are out of the running for a new position or apartment in Fort Collins, Loveland, or Estes Park.

If you or a loved one has been contacted by the police concerning Reckless Endangerment, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and contact a full-time criminal defense lawyer. At the O’Malley Law Office, P.C., we’re committed to fighting for you every step of the way.  Contact us today to set up a free initial consultation at 970-658-0007. Together, we can protect your future.