New Jersey Penalties For Causing Or Risking Widespread Injury Or Damage (N.J.S.A. 2C:17-2) Charges
Causing or Risking Widespread Injury or Damage (N.J.S.A. 2C:17-2) in New Jersey is something of a catch all charge that covers a variety of types of conduct that don’t only affect a single person or even several people.
Rather, 2C:17-2 describes acts that can have wide ranging implications and cause damages or injury to many.
The charge is always an indictable offense, meaning that it is comparable to a felony in other states.
Whether you’ll be charged with a crime of the fourth, third, or second degree has a lot to do with elements like reckless conduct versus knowing conduct, i.e., is there evidence that you intended for your conduct to cause injury or damage?
You can’t take risks with felony charges in New Jersey, especially when you’re charged with endangering people and property.
Attorney Matthew Reisig has protected clients in New Jersey for almost two decades.
If you need help with Causing Or Risking Widespread Injury Or Damage charges, call 732-625-9661 today and talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.