What Is Reckless Endangerment in Tennessee?

If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence, or DUI, in the State of Tennessee you are undoubtedly concerned about the outcome of your case. As you are likely aware, the long-term negative consequences of a DUI conviction can be serious. You may have heard that pleading to “Reckless Endangerment” instead of driving under the influence may be an option; however, what is reckless endangerment in Tennessee and would it really be a better option? First, it is important to note that in any criminal prosecution it is the unique facts and circumstances of the case that are used to determine what is in your best interest. As such, consulting with an experienced Tennessee criminal defense attorney is highly advisable. In the meantime, however, it may be beneficial to learn a bit more about the offense of “reckless endangerment.” Tennessee Code 39-13-103 is where the offense of reckless endangerment can be found, reading as follows: (a) A person commits an off


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