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.