Assault Related: Reckless Endangerment

Reckless Endangerment: Attorneys

Reckless Endangerment - Assault Offenses - Attorneys

Legal Definition:

Reckless endangerment is a crime involving conduct that shows a disregard of foreseeable results, and has a high chance of causing death or serious injury to others.

Reckless Endangerment

Utah Code §76-5-112


Class A misdemeanor.


A defendant commits a class A misdemeanor reckless endangerment if, under circumstances not amounting to a felony offense, the defendant recklessly engages in conduct that creates a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to another person.


Class A misdemeanor: A fine not to exceed $2,500, plus a 90% surcharge.
(Utah Code Ann. §76-3-301(1)(c), Utah Code Ann. §51-9-401)


The court may order the accused to pay restitution if convicted of this crime.
(Utah Code Ann. §77-38a-301)

DNA Specimen Analysis

A defendant convicted of a class A misdemeanor reckless endangerment must provide a DNA specimen.
(Utah Code Ann. §53-10-403(2))


Class A misdemeanor: A term in jail not to exceed 1 year.
(Utah Code Ann. §76-3-204(1))

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