Reckless endangerment is defined by Pen. Consolidated Statutes Title 18 § 2705, as engaging in conduct or behavior which places or could place an individual in serious danger of sustaining death or bodily injury.
The penalties associated with this offense can be substantial. In order to give yourself the best chance of avoiding a conviction for your charges, it is vital that you contact a qualified defense attorney immediately after you are charged.
Philadelphia Reckless Endangerment Defense Lawyer
The knowledgeable defense team at Lento Law Firm provide aggressive legal representation to individuals who have been charged with reckless endangerment in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Joseph Lento is a defense attorney with years of experience in handling cases like yours. Contact him today at (215) 535-5353. Your first consultation is free and it is the first step in the fight to protect your future.
Overview on Reckless Endangerment Laws in Pennsylvania
- Reckless Endangerment Charges in Philadelphia
- What Penalties Can I Face if Convicted of Reckless Endangerment?
- Fighting to Protect your Future after Reckless Endangerment Charges in Philadelphia
Some of the common incidents that result in these charges include discharging a firearm in public, throwing rocks, bottles, or other objects at passing vehicles, and driving a vehicle at extremely high speeds.
It is important to note that in order for an individual to be charged with reckless endangerment, he or she does not have to actually cause or intend to cause injury to someone else. If it is believed that the alleged offender acted carelessly or recklessly, and that his actions could have resulted in injury to someone, he or she can face charges for this offense.
Once charged with reckless endangerment, your Philadelphia defense attorney may be able to provide you with several adequate defense options, such as: your actions were not reckless or your actions did not pose a serious threat to the safety of others.
In most cases, reckless endangerment is considered a second degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to two years behind bars, and/or up to a $5,000 fine. This offense is considered a violent crime; therefore, it can remain on your criminal record and force you to forfeit certain rights, such as owning a firearm.
If your actions lead to the injury or death of someone else, you could face a civil suit for the damages/injuries you have caused or enhanced charges such as involuntary manslaughter or negligent homicide.
Fighting to Protect your Future after Reckless Endangerment Charges in Philadelphia
If you are facing any violent crime charge in Pennsylvania, call us at (215) 535-5353 to schedule a free consultation with Joseph Lento. Lento Law Firm is qualified to provide you with skilled legal representation in such a crucial time. Attorney Joseph Lento will review the facts of your case and work to find errors made by law enforcement that could lead to a dismissal of your charges.