Jefferson County Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Charges
Be careful when you are around children. Even an unintentional “assist” to a child in breaking the law – any law – can result in charges of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Jefferson County, Golden and Arvada. This occurs because prosecutors and police don’t dig deep enough to learn whether what happened was just a coincidence or your plan. Let’s study this problem so you can protect yourself. Read about the most common way adults are charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Colorado.
Arapahoe County Attorney for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Charge – Example of This Crime
Many of you are uncles. One of the advantages of this position is that you have nephews and neices you can go play with and then, when they get tired, give them back to their parents. Imagine Uncle Bob from Arapahoe County, who loves to play with his nephew Tommy. One day, Uncle Bob is showing Tommy how to set a big anthill in the backyard on fire. Later that day, Tommy borrows Uncle Bob’s lighter and tries it himself when no adults are around. He starts a small fire, it catches a nearby pile of Fall leaves, and burns a portion of the house before Tommy’s parents put it out. The Centennial fire department is called by a neighbor, who sees the house on fire. Tommy, who is 13, is charged with Arson.
Douglas County Sheriff and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Lawyer
Police and Sheriff’s Departments are heartless. They don’t care whether charging Tommy with a felony will hurt him or not. They don’t care whether it was an accident. Next, they charge Uncle Bob with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, because Uncle Bob “assisted” Tommy by providing the teaching on how to start an Anthill fire and loaned him his lighter.
Adams Count Definition of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
The definition of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor is:
Any person who induces, aids, or encourages a child to violate any federal or state law, municipal or county ordinance, or court order commits contributing to the delinquency of a minor. For the purposes of this section, the term “child” means any person under the age of eighteen years. C.R.S. 18-6-701.
Since Tommy was charged with Arson, and his uncle is alleged to have contributed to the commission of this crime by a minor, his uncle will be charged with Contributing and face a class 4 felony. Prison is possible.
Accidents do happen and no one needs to have bad intent. Yet police and District Attorneys charge good people with serious crimes. Don’t let them convict you and suffer a prison sentence, loss of your job or criminal record. Call our Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor attorneys today at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.
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