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    Reckless Endangerment Arrests in Stamford

    • Top Stamford defense attorneys see Reckless Endangerment arrests whenever there’s a risk of injury to another person.
    • Connecticut General Statute (CGS) § 53a-63 Reckless Endangerment is one of the most frequently charged crimes in Stamford.

    • You can also expect DCF to launch an investigation any time a child is present during an arrest.
    • Speak to a top Stamford Reckless Endangerment lawyer to learn how to protect yourself from a permanent criminal record and continued DCF involvement.

    Can I Go Home after my Reckless Endangerment Arrest?

    Any time a domestic violence arrest is made, the Court will enter a criminal protective order to protect the victim in a case. Depending on the court’s assessment, you may be prohibited from returning home after an arrest. Having an attorney with you at your arraignment will help you preserve critical rights to challenge a protective order and get your home as quickly as possible.

    What is First Degree Reckless Endangerment in Stamford?

    Under CGS § 53a-63, reckless endangerment in the first degree occurs any time a person has extreme indifference to human life, and recklessly engages in conduct which creates a risk of serious physical injury to another person. Reckless endangerment in the first degree is a class A misdemeanor in Stamford.

    What is Second Degree Reckless Endangerment in Stamford?

    Reckless endangerment in the second degree is a bit broader and can encompass a wider range of behavior. Under CGS § 53a-64, a person is guilty of reckless endangerment in the second degree when they reckless engage in any conduct that creates a risk of physical injury to another person. Reckless endangerment in the second degree is a class B misdemeanor.

    Do I Need an Attorney for my First Reckless Endangerment Court Date?

    If you’re charged with reckless endangerment in connection with a domestic violence arrest, you will be arraigned in the Stamford Superior Court on the next business day. Any domestic violence arrest will trigger a host of consequences on your first court date, such as protective orders and court-mandated counseling and services. Click here to read more about Stamford domestic violence arrests and contact an experienced attorney before your arraignment. 

    Will I Go to Jail for Reckless Endangerment?

    Reckless endangerment is a serious charge in Connecticut and can result in a permanent criminal record and potential jail time if not handled correctly. Speak to an experienced attorney as soon as you are arrested to ensure that you don’t give up any rights, and to learn how we can help get your charges dismissed and erased from your record.

    Do I Have to Speak to the Department of Children and Families?

    Any time a child is present during an arrest, Stamford Police will make a report to DCF. Once DCF launches an investigation, it can be hard to get them out of your life. If a report is made to DCF, a caseworker will contact you and show up at your home within 72 hours to investigate the allegations made against you and begin an investigation. Speak to a DCF defense attorney immediately following your arrest so DCF does not catch you off guard.

    How Long will DCF be Involved with my Family? 

    Once an investigation is launched, DCF has 45 days to close their investigation and choose whether to substantiate abuse or neglect against you. DCF may close their investigation but refer your case for additional services—this means ongoing DCF involvement and monitoring.

    Contact an Experienced Stamford Defense Attorney Today

    If you’ve been arrested for Reckless Endangerment, or are facing a DCF investigation, contact the team of attorneys at Mark Sherman Law who are ready and available to discuss your case and defenses. Click here to read from our hundreds of certified reviews and contact us today at (203) 358-4700.