Recklessly Endangering Another Person
Pennsylvania defines the crime of recklessly endangering another person (REAP) as a person recklessly engaging in conduct, which places or may place another person in danger of death or serious bodily injury. Reckless behavior means you knew your behavior placed another person at risk of death or serious bodily injury.
You may be charged with REAP even if the alleged victim was not hurt. Common instances include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Pointing a firearm at another person; and
- Failing to provide supervision for a child.
REAP is a second-degree misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of up to two years in prison and a maximum $5,000 fine.
To speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Charged with REAP in Allegheny County?
If you have been charged with recklessly endangering another person (REAP), you should retain an experienced criminal defense attorney. It is important to be open and honest with your lawyer about what happened, as these cases are very fact specific.
Police may ask to speak with you. We advise that you politely decline and refer them to your attorney. The officer may say that he just wants to ask you some questions, or he may even go so far as to threaten to recommend adding charges against if you do not cooperate. But by talking to police, you may be building their case against you.
Spivak Law Firm handles all criminal domestic violence charges, including: REAP, simple assault, harassment, stalking, and terroristic threats. To speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
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Spivak Law Firm represents clients in Pittsburgh and all surrounding counties, including: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County and Westmoreland County. We accept cases in Armstrong County, Clarion County, Crawford County, Fayette County, Greene County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Somerset County and Venango County.