Legal Memorandum: Reckless Endangerment in NY

Issue: What constitutes Reckless Endangerment under New York law.

Area of Law: Criminal Law
Keywords: Reckless endangerment; Serious physical injury; Class A misdemeanor
Jurisdiction: New York
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: McKinney's Penal Law § 120.20
Date: 04/01/2006

Applicable Statute—McKinney’s Penal Law § 120.20—Reckless endangerment in the second degree

A person is guilty of reckless endangerment in the second degree when he recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person.

Reckless endangerment in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.


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