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Legal Statutes: Montana

UPDATED July 16, 2017

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Part 2. Assault and Related Offenses

back to top45-5-207. Criminal endangerment--penalty

(1) A person who knowingly engages in conduct that creates a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to another commits the offense of criminal endangerment. This conduct includes but is not limited to knowingly placing in a tree, log, or any other wood any steel, iron, ceramic, or other substance for the purpose of damaging a saw or other wood harvesting, processing, or manufacturing equipment.

(2) A high blood alcohol concentration, as provided in 61-8-407, alone is not sufficient to support a criminal endangerment charge.

(3) A person convicted of the offense of criminal endangerment shall be fined an amount not to exceed $50,000 or imprisoned in the state prison for a term not to exceed 10 years, or both.

Enacted by Laws 1987, ch. 196, § 2. Amended by Laws 1989, ch. 299, § 1; amended by Laws 2017, ch. 321, § 4, eff. July 1, 2017.