What does the charge of “Reckless Endangerment” mean?

Asked on September 11, 2015 under Criminal Law, Indiana

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The crime of "reckless endangerment" is committed if a person engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of serious injury to another person by disregarding foreseeable consequences to them from the act or omission involved.
The person doesn't intend to cause harm. It just has to be shown that under the circumstances, the person&rsquos conduct was of such a grossly careless nature that made it actually or imminently dangerous to the safety of others.


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