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Reckless endangerment is a criminal charge that can be used in a wide variety of situations, and can be a factor in civil and family court. It is charged in domestic cases (the case may also be brought in family court) car accidents, construction site accidents, testing sites, domestic/child abuse situations, hospital abuse and mistakes.
The penalties for Reckless Endangerment can include jail time.
The facts and substance of a reckless endangerment charge are subjective in nature.
An experienced New York criminal defense lawyer will often argue that the charges were excessive, and the person made a mistake. If you were driving, and momentarily lost control of your car or were distracted, you shouldn’t be punished with a criminal record.
We will argue for a dismissal or a reduction to a non-criminal violation.
A reckless endangerment of property criminal charge may be able to be dismissed for restitution. If you agree to pay for the damages, you may be able to avoid charges completely.
If you’ve been charged with reckless endangerment or any other criminal or criminal traffic charge in New York, call us for your free legal defense consultation.
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NY Reckless Endangerment Penalties & Laws
Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree – 120.25
In order to prove that an individual is guilty of Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, it must be established that the person:
1) recklessly engaged in conduct which created a grave risk of death to another person,
2) under circumstances which evinced a depraved indifference to human life
Reckless Endangerment in the First (1st) Degree is a D Non Violent Felony charge under New York state law.
Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree – 120.20
In order to prove that an individual is guilty of Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, it must be established that the person:
1) recklessly engaged in conduct which created a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person.
Reckless Endangerment in the Second (2nd) Degree is an A Misdemeanor charge under New York state law.
Reckless Endangerment of Property – 145.25
In order to prove that an individual is guilty of Reckless Endangerment of Property, it must be established that the person:
- recklessly engaged in a conduct which created a substantial risk of damage to the property of another person in an amount exceeding $250.
Reckless Endangerment of Property is a B Misdemeanor charge in New York.
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