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I feel I should be charged with a misdemeanor 1st degree
not a felony endangering a child 1st degree.
let me know if I am correct thinking this
I have no previous criminal record
I have a perfect record as a register nurse for 35 yrs
I think you are correct. The difference between 1st and 2nd degree endangerment is that in 2nd degree, you only need to have acted with criminal negligence. In 1st degree, you must act knowingly.
Should this be a misdemeandor or a felony?
I think misdemeandor in 1st degree
From what you've told me, your actions were, if anything, negligent. Since you didn't have the intent to leave the child alone (you need specific intent to act knowingly), you should should be guilty of the misdemeanor.
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