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Have You Been Cited With Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor? Your Job, Record, and Livelihood Could be in Jeopardy!
In California, being charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor can have outcomes that will affect you for the rest of your life. Not only could you have hefty fines, but you could also face jail time.
California Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Charges and Penalties
What is Contributing to a Delinquency of a Minor?
Any person who commits any act or omits the performance of any duty, which act or omission causes or tends to cause or encourage any person under the age of 18 years to commit acts that are illegal for the minor, is guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
A parent or legal guardian to any person under the age of 18 years shall have the duty to exercise reasonable care, supervision, protection, and control over their minor child. This means that parents have more freedom when it comes to their children, such as allowing a sip of alcohol.
Additionally, it is important to note that contributing to the delinquency of a minor does not apply in situations of an emergency, such as telling a teenager to break a window of a shop in order to reach a telephone to call 911.
What are Examples of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor?
Some examples of contributing to the delinquency of a minor include but are not limited to:
• Furnishing tobacco to a minor
• Shoplifting with a minor
• Encouraging a minor to shoplift
• Encouraging a minor to vandalize
This is not an all-inclusive list, and again, it is important to remember that a minor does not have to have committed the actual offense. If it is believed you have encouraged the minor the engage in the act, that is enough for you to be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
What is the Penalty?
Any person who is found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor can be punished by a fine of not more than $2,500.00, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, and probation upon release.
Even as a Defendant, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction. Do not try to fight these charges on your own—Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been cited with a contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, And how can WEBER LAW help you?
If you have been cited for contributing to the delinquency of a minor in California, there are a few ways Weber Law can fight for you. Potential defenses against a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor include the minor misunderstanding you, you not realizing what the minor was doing, or even that you were falsely accused.
Having pending criminal charges can be stressful; do not face these charges on your own. Let Weber Law take some worry and stress away. Whether it is negotiating to lower the charge to a lesser crime, reducing your fine amount, reducing your jail time, or defending you at trial, Weber Law will work for you every step of the way. By looking at potential evidence, such as your prior criminal record, employment records, potential evidence against you, and character testimony, Weber Law will make sure to scrutinize all the details of your case. At Weber Law, we are experienced in defending these charges, winning these cases, and getting you back to simply just living your life free of a criminal charge. It is never a good idea to face any criminal charges alone; the court room can be very intimidating, and you need someone experienced to do the work for you. If you or anyone you know has been cited for contributing to the delinquency of a minor in the state of California, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
CA Penal Code § 272, Contributing to delinquency of person under 18 years; persuading, luring, or transporting minors 12 years of age or younger
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