Reckless Endangerment

Delaware Criminal Defense Attorneys

The state of Delaware views reckless endangerment as a serious crime. It can be classified as a misdemeanor or felony depending on several factors such as the circumstances surrounding your arrest and your previous criminal record. If you are facing reckless endangerment charges in Delaware you should speak with a Delaware Reckless Endangerment Lawyer.

Call me, Wilmington Delaware Reckless Endangerment Defense Lawyer Brian J. Chapman. My office can be reached at 302-656-2528. You can also contact me, Newark Delaware Reckless Endangerment Defense Attorney Brian J. Chapman here. I have an office in Wilmington, Delaware and serve the accused throughout all of Delaware.

Delaware Reckless Endangerment Laws

§ 603. Reckless endangering in the second degree; class A misdemeanor.

(a) A person is guilty of reckless endangering in the second degree when:

(1) The person recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of physical injury to another person; or

(2) Being a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than 18 years old, the person knowingly, intentionally or with criminal negligence acts in a manner which contributes to or fails to act to prevent the unlawful possession and/or purchase of a firearm by a juvenile. It shall be an absolute defense to this paragraph if the person charged had a lock on the trigger and did not tell or show the juvenile where the key to the trigger lock was kept. It shall also be an absolute defense to this paragraph if the person had locked the firearm in a key or combination locked container and did not tell or show the juvenile where the key was kept or what the combination was.

(b) Reckless endangering in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.

§ 604. Reckless endangering in the first degree; class E felony.

A person is guilty of reckless endangering in the first degree when the person recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of death to another person.

Reckless endangering in the first degree is a class E felony.

Why Hire a Delaware Reckless Endangerment Lawyer

Any time you are facing criminal charges in Delaware it is a wise move to consult with a Delaware Criminal Lawyer. Having many years defending the accused in Delaware I have the needed experience to effectively represent you. Call me, Dover Delaware Recklesss Endangerment Defense Lawyer Brian J. Chapman at 302-656-2528.