NY Penal Law § 265.25: Certain wounds to be reported
It is a crime under New York Penal Code § 265.25 to fail to report certain types of injuries to the police. The injuries in this statute include:
The physician treating such a wound or the manager of the medical facility has the obligation of reporting such injuries to the police.
A man stumbles into a hospital emergency room with his hands clutching his abdominal area. He collapses on the floor. The hospital staff rushes to him and they notice that he is bleeding profusely. On examining the man more closely, the staff determines that the man was suffering from a stab wound. The man then begs the doctor to not report the injury, saying that it was an accident. If the doctor neglects to report the injury to the police, that doctor could face prosecution for failing to follow the requirements of the charge of certain wounds to be reported.
Offenses that are Related
Burn and injury wounds to be reported: New York Penal Code § 265.26
Due to the fact that the charge of certain wounds to be reported is categorized as a class A misdemeanor, if convicted, you could be sentenced to up to 1 year in jail. Another possibility is that the judge will choose to not send you to jail, or only send you to jail for a short term, and instead sentence you to a 3 year probation term. If you do get placed on probation, there will be numerous rules that you will be obligated to follow, including consistently reporting to your probation officer, refraining from being in possession of any firearms and staying away from people who are known criminals. If you neglect to adhere to the rules, your probation may be revoked and you could be sent to jail.
Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.
Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.
Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.
We provide superior service, excellent results, at a level superior to other criminal defense law firms. Regardless of where your case is, nationwide, we can help you.
555 W 5th St 35th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013
35-37 36th St, 2nd Floor Astoria, NY 11106
85 Broad St 30th Floor, New York, NY 10004
195 Montague St., 14th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201