New Jersey Penalties For Reckless Endangerment (N.J.S.A. 2C:12-2) Charges
Reckless Endangerment (N.J.S.A. 2C:12-2) in New Jersey is charged under very specific circumstances, and may be graded at two levels.
The most common way to be charged is to provide food or drink to someone that is intoxicating, poisonous, or otherwise detrimental to them without their knowledge.
As a base charge, this is a crime of the fourth degree, with an 18 month sentence if you’re convicted.
If the intoxicating substance is administered without the other person’s knowledge, with the purpose of allowing the actor to commit another crime, the charge elevates to the third degree, with a three to five year sentence if convicted.
These are serious allegations and require the best defense you can get in New Jersey.
If you or a family member need help with Reckless Endangerment charges, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 and talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.