Contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. to discuss your reckless injury case.
We defend all criminal charges in Wisconsin. Contact us at (414) 270-0202 immediately about your case.
Our criminal defense attorneys regularly defend reckless injury cases. Whether you’ve been charged with 1st degree reckless injury or 2nd degree reckless injury, we can help you. Our law firm focuses 100% of its resources on defending criminal charges. We’ve certainly worked on reckless injury cases. And we’ve certainly defended thousands of individuals facing serious charges just like yours.
Secondly, we have significant experience defending gun crimes. Frequently guns are involved in reckless injury cases. We’ve frequently filed motions and defended those cases through jury trial. Reckless injury, no matter the level, is a felony. This makes it even more important to hire top criminal defense counsel.
Finally, we believe that cases like this are best dealt with by defense attorneys at the very top of their field. Whether you hire one of our partners, Matthew R. Meyer or Benjamin T. Van Severen, or one of our associate attorneys, you’re surely in good hands.
What is reckless injury?
Reckless injury is specifically defined in section 940.23 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The crime, depending upon the degree, is a Class D or Class F felony. Criminal defense law firm Meyer Van Severen, S.C. certainly defends both versions of the offense.
First-degree reckless injury
Section 940.23(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes prohibits first-degree reckless injury. The crime occurs under two circumstances:
- Whoever recklessly causes great bodily harm to another human being under circumstances which show utter disregard for human life is guilty of a Class D felony; or
- Whoever recklessly causes great bodily harm to an unborn child under circumstances which show utter disregard for human life of that unborn child, the woman who is pregnant with that unborn child or another is guilty of a Class D felony.
Second-degree reckless injury
Section 940.23(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes prohibits second-degree reckless injury. The crime occurs under two circumstances:
- Whoever recklessly causes great bodily harm to another human being is guilty of a Class F felony; or
- Whoever recklessly causes great bodily harm to an unborn child is guilty of a Class F felony.