Prosecutors charge Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree when they believe you acted with depraved indifference to human life and recklessly engaged in conduct that created a grave risk of death to another person.
Reckless Endangerment is often an added charge in a larger case, for instance, a DWI when a child was present in the car.
Other examples where Reckless Endangerment might be charged would be discharging a firearm into the air anywhere in the city or throwing furniture off of an apartment balcony.
Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree is a Class D felony in New York. If you’ve been charged with Reckless Endangerment alone or as part of a larger criminal proceeding, don’t wait to get help.
Call the law offices of Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111 today and talk to Queens defense attorneys for free.