In Oregon, reckless endangering of another person and reckless driving are enhancements that are often added to driving under the influence of intoxication (DUII or DUI) charges. Both charges are Class A misdemeanors, which is the same level as a first DUI offense.
I am Portland DUI defense attorney Andy Green. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I will defend you against all charges you may face as the result of a drunk driving arrest. I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
What Is Reckless Endangering of Another Person?
Reckless endangering of another person is engaging in conduct that creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person. In a DUI case, you can be charged with reckless endangering if:
- You had a child in the car with you at the time of your arrest
- If you got into an accident while intoxicated
- If you almost hit someone while intoxicated
The other person does not actually have to be injured for you to face reckless endangerment charges. If you injure someone as the result of DUI, you can be charged with assault.
As a former CLS prosecutor for the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office in Oregon, I know how to evaluate the prosecution's case and pinpoint the issues that may provide you a defense against one or both charges. I also know how to pursue negotiations to get one of the reckless endangerment charges dismissed as a part of DUI deal.
Contact a Reckless Endangerment DUI Enhancement Lawyer in Oregon
You should not rely on information you read about reckless endangering on the Internet, as it may be wrong, outdated, or not apply to your situation. It's always best to discuss your case with an experienced Portland criminal defense lawyer. For a free initial consultation, call 503-388-4362 or send me an e-mail through this website. From my office in the World Trade Center in downtown Portland, I represent clients in Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Washington County and communities throughout Oregon.