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Washington State Reckless Endangerment Charges

Geoffrey Burg & Patricia Fulton, Burg Criminal Defense
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If you, or someone you know, is facing a Washington state reckless endangerment charge, the government must prove the elements of that offense beyond a reasonable doubt. These elements are laid out under the Washington state criminal statutes.

Reckless endangerment is a gross-misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and up to a $5000 fine. If you have any questions about the elements of the Washington state reckless endangerment charges, please feel free to contact us for a free consultation.

Revised Code of Washington Statutes

Below is the Revised Code of Washington Statutes (what the Washington State government most prove beyond a reasonable doubt to convict you of this crime and what we will defend you against):

RCW 9A.36.050 Reckless Endangerment

(1) A person is guilty of reckless endangerment when he or she recklessly engages in conduct not amounting to drive-by shooting but that creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another person.

(2) Reckless endangerment is a gross misdemeanor.

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