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Reckless Endangerment – C.R.S. 18-3-208

Learn more about the crime of Reckless Endangerment.

If you have been charged with Reckless Endangerment in Douglas or Arapahoe County, you are most likely overwhelmed. You might have been taken to jail for the first time in your life. You might not know where to turn If you have been charged with Reckless Endangerment, stay calm and contact an attorney.for answers, and your first inclination might be to handle things on your own. It is important to stay calm and consider your options. Don’t speak to the Denver police. Because this charge is serious, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney at your side to assure the best possible outcome in your case.

What is Reckless Endangerment?

What does this accusation mean? A person will be charged with Reckless Endangerment if their conduct “creates a substantial risk of serious bodily injury to another person.” Sometimes, injuries occur in these cases. But usually, a man or woman will be charged with this crime even when another person is not harmed, simply because police in Adams County think the defendant knew that her actions could pose a threat to another driver or individual.

Examples of Reckless Endangerment in Colorado

Reckless Behavior with Children

Driving with children in the car while intoxicated in the Denver metro area.

Dangerous Behavior

A climbing wall instructor belays patrons while intoxicated.

Reckless with Firearms

Shooting a firearm (such as a handgun or rifle) within city limits

Reckless Driving

Weaving in and out of traffic in a dangerous, hurried way.

Erratic Driving

Cutting another person off in traffic, causing a car accident.

Dangerous Behavior

Shooting a bow and arrow in a residential area or park.

Serious Consequences Need A Serious Lawyer

When a person pleads guilty or is convicted of Reckless Endangerment in Jefferson County or anywhere in Colorado, his life is changed forever. From the moment of sentencing, he will forever have a criminal record. There will be court cost and fines to pay. Not only that, but there are other penalties as well. These include but are not limited to the following:

Colorado Reckless Endangerment Lawyer

Because of the seriousness of this offense, you need an experienced criminal attorney who knows how to formulate a defense which will have a favorable outcome. When representing someone who has been accused of Reckless Endangerment, we take proving your innocence personally.

Here at the O’Malley Law Office, we offer many resources, such as:


Accident Reconstruction

Specialized Investigators

Experience with District Attorneys

All these resources are at our disposal as we dig for evidence to defend your future. We fight aggressively for our clients and spend many hours developing your defense. Don’t stand alone in court, or hire an inexperienced, overwhelmed lawyer who can’t focus on your case. You need someone to fight on your behalf for your future and your life.

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If you have been accused of Reckless Endangerment, call us today at 303-830-0880 for a free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.
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Colorado Reckless Endangerment Statute: C.R.S. 18-3-208

“A person who recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of serious bodily injury to another person commits reckless endangerment, which is a class 3 misdemeanor.”