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Reckless Endangerment

Reckless endangerment is typically associated with child victims; however, this may apply to adult victims as well.  It is considered a violent crime even if direct physical harm is not present.

With the lack of an intent requirement, reckless endangerment charges may accompany those with no criminal intent to harm another. Incidents of hazing, pranks, or similar unintentional acts can result in reckless endangerment charges.

If you find yourself facing reckless endangerment charges, you need a skilled lawyer to work in your defense. An experienced lawyer can look at the facts of your case, and determine the proper defense for you.

Salt Lake City Reckless Endangerment Defense Attorney

Reckless endangerment charges may come as a surprise to those accused that showed no ill intent at the time of the act.  An accused person may feel intimidated by these charges and may be afraid to take a stand.

Susanne Gustin is prepared to take a stand on your behalf. With over 24 years of trial experience, she can serve as an advocate for you while using the details of your case in your favor. She will work towards examining both sides of the case and maintaining your clean record.

If you are facing reckless endangerment charges, call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 to discuss your options. This firm services individuals in Salt Lake City, East Millcreek, Herriman, South Salt Lake, Holladay, and surrounding areas.

Reckless Endangerment Information Center  


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What is reckless endangerment?

Utah code §76-5-112 finds reckless endangerment when an actor recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to another.


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What are the penalties related to reckless endangerment?

Reckless endangerment is a high-level Class A misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of one year in jail and/or a combination of up to $2,500 in fines.


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What are some examples of reckless endangerment?

Reckless endangerment can occur in the most unexpected ways. Since no criminal intent or actual harm is required, in some situations, this offense can occur for seemingly harmless acts.


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Recklessly discharging a firearm in a manner which endangers another individual can result in a reckless endangerment charge. Similarly, recklessly shooting firearms, or throwing objects at moving vehicles can also result in a reckless endangerment charge.

One of the most common types of reckless endangerment charges stem from reckless driving. This means driving with any type of willful or wanton disregard for the safety of people or property or committing a series of moving traffic violations in a short distance.


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Utah Reckless Endangerment Resources

Utah State Legislature- This state site provides Utah’s current laws and penalties.

Utah Court- This site provides information on Utah’s driving laws, point system, and additional resources on motor vehicle safety.


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Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law Salt Lake County Reckless Endangerment Defense Attorney

Susanne Gustin has years of experience successfully defending clients against charges like yours. She can help you sort through the confusion during this stressful time. Call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 to discuss your options.

Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law assists clients in Salt Lake County, Davis County, Clinton, North Salt Lake, Centerville, and surrounding areas.  


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