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What is the punishment for wanton endangerment in the first degree in Kentucky?

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  1. Yirmiyahu says:

    In Kentucky, a person is guilty of wanton endangerment in the first degree when, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engages in conduct which creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another.

    The various degrees of endangerment differ depending upon the state in which the crime takes place. Similarly, the amount of jail time someone receives if convicted would vary tremendously, not just by jurisdiction, but depending upon the criminal record of the perpetrator.

    In Kentucky there are several degrees of wanton endangerment. First degree wanton endangerment is a class D felony in Kentucky, whereas second degree wanton endangerment is a class A misdemeanor.

    Source(s):

    http://www.lrc.ky.gov/krs/508-00/060.PDF
    http://www.lrc.ky.gov/krs/508-00/070.PDF

    From Kentucky Revised Statutes

    532.020 Designation of offenses.

    (1) Any offense defined outside this code for which a law outside this code provides a sentence to a term of imprisonment in the state for:

    (a) At least one (1) but not more than five (5) years shall be deemed a Class D felony;

    (b) At least five (5) but not more than ten (10) years shall be deemed a Class C felony;

    (c) At least ten (10) but not more than twenty (20) years shall be deemed a Class B felony;

    (d) For at least twenty (20) but not more than fifty (50) years or for life shall be deemed a Class A felony.

    (2) Any offense defined outside this code for which a law outside this code provides a sentence to a definite term of imprisonment with a maximum which falls between ninety (90) days and twelve (12) months shall be deemed a Class A misdemeanor.

    (3) Any offense defined outside this code for which a law outside this code provides a sentence to a definite term of imprisonment with a maximum of less than ninety (90) days shall be deemed a Class B misdemeanor.

    (4) Any offense defined outside this code for which a law outside this code provides a sentence to a fine only or to any other punishment, whether in combination with a fine or not, other than death or imprisonment shall be deemed a violation.

    Effective: July 15, 1998

  2. Obnoxious Cole fan says:

    Your boyfriend shouldn’t leave his Chinese food in the back of the motorcycle.

  3. Rotor says:

    He is going to have a felony on his record because he didn’t feel like pulling over? Girl, he is a loser. You need a new boyfriend. Stop wasting your time with him.

  4. Anser says:

    First degree wanton endangerment in Kentucky is a class D felony that carries a penalty of one to five years imprisonment and fines of one thousand to ten thousand dollars.

    Quite a price to pay for not wanting to pull over.

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