Reckless Endangerment

Defense Attorney Against Reckless Endangerment Charges

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 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, I know how to pursue negotiations to get one of the reckless endangerment charges dismissed as a part of DUI deal.

If you have been charged with reckless endangerment on top of your DUI charges, contact my Oregon defense law firm today. I can help you fight your criminal charges.