Reckless conduct endangering serious injury is a serious offence. Often it will arise out of a driving incident where the conduct is such that it is believed to have placed people in danger.
In essence, the Prosecution must show that the accused voluntarily engaged in a conduct which placed a person in danger of serious injury, and that the accused engaged in that conduct recklessly in that the accused foresaw, as a reasonable person would foresee, the conduct as placing another person in danger of serious injury.
Defences to this can often be a factual dispute, a lack of intent, mental impairment, necessity, absence of recklessness, or self defence.
Deciding on whether to plead guilty or not to this charge has important implications for you and should be made after proper discussions with a criminal lawyer.
This is legislation that comes from section 23 of the Crimes Act 1958.
Further law information can be found on Australian Defence Lawyers Association site.
Further information on Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury
In a case of Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury, the following defences may be applicable to the charge:
- Factual and Identification Dispute
- Self defence
- Lack of Intent
- Mental Impairment
- Sudden or Extraordinary Emergency
What penalties can be imposed for a charge of Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury?
- Deferral of Sentencing
- Without Conviction Order
- Adjournment of the Charges on Undertaking (Good Behaviour Bond)
- Community Corrections Order
- Suspended Prison Sentence
- Term of Imprisonment
What is the legislation for the charge of Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury?
The legislation for this offence can be found on section 23 of Crimes Act 1958.
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Need further legal advice on this charge?
Contact one of our solicitors specialising in cases of Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury, Andrew George.