In New York State, there are two different types of Reckless Endangerment charges contained in the New York State penal code. The first is Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd Degree, a Class [...]
A person is guilty of reckless endangerment in the second degree when he or she “recklessly” engages in conduct which creates a “substantial risk” of “serious physical injury” to another person. Examples [...]
Conduct by a person is considered reckless when: He or she engages in conduct which creates a substantial and unjustifiable risk of serious physical injury to another person, and; He or she [...]
Serious physical injury is defined as an impairment of a person’s physical condition which creates A substantial risk of death Causes death Causes serious and protracted disfigurement Protracted impairment of health Protracted [...]
A person is guilty of reckless endangerment in the first degree when, under circumstances evincing a depraved indifference to human life, he or she recklessly engages in conduct which creates a grave [...]
This refers to a person’s state of mind. A person has a depraved indifference to human life when that person has an utter disregard for the value of human life, i.e. a [...]
A special jury instruction exists with respect to Reckless Endangerment cases when an individual is voluntarily intoxicated. Voluntary intoxication means that the individual became intoxicated of their own volition and not by [...]
When determining the best criminal defense attorney for you, there are several factors that you should consider and discuss with any potential attorney. Experience- you should know whether your attorney has experience [...]
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If I am charged with Reckless Endangerment, will I have to go to trial or should I take a plea bargain?
When an individual is alleged to have committed a crime, the State of New York has the burden of proving to a jury of your peers that you committed the alleged conduct [...]