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Legal Statutes: Delaware

UPDATED April 12, 2017

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Subpart A. Assaults and Related Offenses

back to top§ 603. Reckless endangering in the second degree; class A misdemeanor

(a) A person is guilty of reckless endangering in the second degree when:

(1) The person recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of physical injury to another person; or

(2) Being a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than 18 years old, the person knowingly, intentionally or with criminal negligence acts in a manner which contributes to or fails to act to prevent the unlawful possession and/or purchase of a firearm by a juvenile. It shall be an absolute defense to this paragraph if the person charged had a lock on the trigger and did not tell or show the juvenile where the key to the trigger lock was kept. It shall also be an absolute defense to this paragraph if the person had locked the firearm in a key or combination locked container and did not tell or show the juvenile where the key was kept or what the combination was.

(b) Reckless endangering in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.
58 Laws 1972, ch. 497, § 1; 67 Laws 1989, ch. 130, § 8; 70 Laws 1995, ch. 186, § 1, eff. July 10, 1995; 71 Laws 1998, ch. 359, § 1, eff. July 2, 1998.