This classified as an act that endangers someone and places them at risk of physical injury. It is a form of assault and is a Class 1 misdemeanor. If you are found guilty, you could face up to 12 months in prison.
Felony & Reckless Endangerment in Arizona
Felony or ‘reckless’ endangerment is behavior that causes a risk of imminent death and can also result in a 12-month prison sentence. The difference is that it is classified as a Class 6 felony, which means you become a convicted felon; this has major repercussions on the rest of your life.
Cause for Reckless Endangerment Charge in Arizona
In order to receive a charge of reckless endangerment in the state of Arizona, one must be guilty of the following infraction.
- When recklessly endangering someone else with substantial risk of physical injury or imminent death.
Endangering someone with substantial risk of imminent death is considered a Class 6 felony in the state. All other forms of endangerment are deemed as a Class 1 misdemeanor.