Wanton Endangerment II is a crime in KY: it is a Class A misdemeanor: up to 365 days in jail and/or a max. fine of up to $500.00, plus court costs of about $135.00.
Kentucky Revised Statutes
Title 50. KENTUCKY PENAL CODE
Chapter 508. ASSAULT AND RELATED OFFENSES
Current through 2012 First Extraordinary Session
§ 508.070. Wanton endangerment in the second degree
(1) A person is guilty of wanton endangerment in the second degree when he wantonly engages in conduct which creates a substantial danger of physical injury to another person.
(2) Wanton endangerment in the second degree is a Class A misdemeanor.
Cite as KRS 508.070
History. Effective: January 1, 1975
Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 71, effective January 1, 1975.
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I concur with attorney Mascagni. That said, there is also a possibility of civil liability as you are responsible for damage caused by your children. Your insurance should cover this if any damage. I don't understand, was the 11 year old driving? If so, there will also likely be a CHFS investigation. Wanton Endangerment may also affect your custody rights and you should discuss those consequences prior to any criminal plea.
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