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What is Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree?

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.