NYC Domestic Violence and Reckless Endangerment Lawyers
If you recklessly, intentionally, or negligently cause physical harm to come to another person, you can be charged with one or more of several different assault crimes that have been defined within New York Penal Law. When the victim of the assault is someone you’ve had an intimate relationship with or a family member, the assault is counted as domestic violence.
Domestic violence can take a number of different forms, but assault is often included. The specific charge that you’ll face depends on how extensive the victim’s injuries are, what your intention was, and whether an object was used in the committing of the assault. If you used a dangerous instrument or deadly weapon, the assault charge will become more serious. Serious injuries also result in a more serious charge. Assault charges can also be brought against you if the assault involved forcing a person to commit a sexual act.
Most severe cases of assault carry a penalty of several years imprisoned. If any type of assault charge has been leveled against you, related to a domestic violence act, you’ll need to talk to an experienced lawyer who can help you understand your options and defend you.
Domestic violence incidents have reached an alarming rate. Many high profile cases have been a big part of media recently. This has caused New York’s law enforcement, along with multiple law enforcement agencies all over the country, to work harder to prosecute domestic violence offenders.
Domestic violence doesn’t always involve assault. It’s a catch-all term that can apply to a variety of criminal behavior involving crime committed against a person that is in an intimate relationship with the perpetrator or a close family member of the perpetrator.
Spodek Law Group is a group of lawyers in New York City who can represent and defend you against a wide variety of domestic violence-related criminal charges.
Reckless endangerment refers to the criminalization of actions that cause others to be put in danger, or the property of other people to be put in danger. Reckless endangerment can apply even if endangerment was not your intention. An action is considered to be “reckless” if it was committed without prior consideration of the potential consequences. Intention is irrelevant in these cases.
Multiple reckless endangerment cases center around defendants who shoot guns into public areas. Some other cases include defendants who drive recklessly whilst attempting to evade police capture. These cases tend to involve other criminal charges on top of the reckless endangerment charge.
No one has to be injured for reckless endangerment to count as a criminal offense. Even the danger of suffering an injury can lead to the charge being pressed, regardless of whether that danger was ever realized. You might also find yourself charged if another person’s property is put in danger of damage.
If you’re charged with a reckless endangerment offense, you’ll need to get in contact with a lawyer who can help defend you against the charges. Spodek Law Group is a group of the best lawyers in New York City, able to defend you against whatever criminal charges you’re accused of and help you understand your best options.