New York Reckless Endangerment
A New York Reckless Endangerment Lawyer can explain the crime of Reckless Endangerment involves engaging in behavior or conduct that places, or has the potential to place, a victim in imminent danger of injury or death. This crime can be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony offense, which can mean substantial prison time, fines and probation. If you have been charged with Reckless Endangerment or other crime such as Cocaine Possession, computer fraud, bribery, or Burglary, speak with a New York Reckless Endangerment Lawyer from our defense team right away for guidance.
It is important to note that to prove the crime of Reckless Endangerment, it is not necessary that bodily injury actually occurred. In order for the District Attorney to prove this crime it will need to be shown that the defendant acted recklessly, and those actions caused a risk of harm to another.
Recklessness is shown where a defendant shows conscious disregard for the consequences of their behavior. It will need to be shown by the District Attorney that the defendant acted knowing the dangers of their actions, but showed conscious disregard for the harm those actions may cause. The risk of harm must be shown to exceed a standard of care that exceeds a reasonable standard of care.
A charge of Reckless Endangerment can occur in relation to a variety of crimes, such as Domestic Violence, construction accidents or car accidents. Reckless Endangerment is a class A misdemeanor, but depending on the circumstances can be increased to a felony. The crime will be considered a felony where the defendant’s actions display an indifference for human life, and creates a risk of death, or where a weapon was used.
If you or a loved one has been charged with Reckless Endangerment it is important to discuss your case with a New York Reckless Endangerment Lawyer right away. Contact the Law Office of Barry C. Weiss P.C. today for legal guidance and a free consultation. We handle criminal cases in Westchester County, as well as Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island. The firm also litigates criminal cases in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and Manhattan in New York City. Call us to schedule a free consultation at 212.785.1300.