The term “reckless endangerment” encompasses a wide variety of behavior and conduct. It is an offense that does not have to actually involve a victim, and in many occasions, it is up to the discretion of law enforcement to determine whether or not your behavior should be classified as reckless.
If law enforcement has determined that you acted recklessly and you were arrested for endangering the safety of others, don't hesitate to seek legal representation. The sooner you hire legal counsel, the sooner your defense attorney can begin picking apart the prosecution's case.
Reckless Endangerment Attorney in Huntsville AL
Andrew and Sandra Segal have nearly four decades of combined courtroom experience. They are former Alabama prosecutors who have accumulated a vast amount of legal knowledge, and they take pride in ensuring that their clients are provided with the best defense possible.
If you have been accused of endangering the safety of others in Huntsville, Decatur, or the counties of Limestone, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, or Marshall, contact Law Offices Of Segal & Segal today at (256) 533-4529. Your initial consultation is free, contact us today and let Andrew and Sandra Segal fight to protect your rights.
Information on Reckless Endangerment in Alabama
- Alabama Law Regarding Reckless Endangerment
- Examples of Reckless Endangerment
- What are the Penalties for Reckless Endangerment in Huntsville?
Alabama Law Regarding Reckless Endangerment
Under Alabama Code § 13A-6-24, this crime is defined as recklessly engaging in conduct or behavior that creates a substantial risk of serious bodily injury to someone else. By law, the alleged offender does not have to intend on causing harm to anyone. However, if he or she acts recklessly or shows a disregard for possible consequences of his or her actions, he or she can be charged with this offense.
Examples of Reckless Endangerment
Some of the most common incidents that result in these charges in Huntsville include:
- Car accidents due to reckless driving
- Discharging a firearm
- Drag racing
- Drinking and driving
- Driving at extremely high speeds
- Attempting to elude police
As previously mentioned, intent to cause bodily injury to someone else is not required in order for an individual to be charged with this offense. If the alleged offender engages in any of the acts mentioned above, and law enforcement determines he or she acted recklessly, he or she could face charges.
What are the Penalties for Reckless Endangerment in Huntsville?
In most cases, when an individual is arrested for this offense, he or she will face Class A misdemeanor charges. If convicted, an individual can be sentenced to up to a year in jail, along with up to a $6,000 fine.
It's in the best interests of somebody charged with this offense to carefully consider their defense options before making any agreement or speaking with prosecutors. A qualified Madison County defense lawyer can review your legal options, often during a free consultation. Call (256) 533-4529 or send an online message to request a consultation with our legal team at Law Offices Of Segal & Segal today.