Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
Any action by an adult that
allows or encourages illegal behavior by a person under the age of 18, or that places
children in situations that expose them to illegal behavior is considered contributing
to the delinquency of a minor. It can be as simple as keeping a child home from
school and thus, making the child a truant. It also can manifest itself in more
serious behavior. For example, an adult who commits a crime in the presence of a
child can be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, as can an
adult who serves alcoholic beverages to anyone under the legal drinking age. Still
more egregious is sexual exploitation of a minor and
its many components.
When an adult allows or encourages a juvenile under the age of 18 to commit a misdemeanor
or felony, that adult may be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
In certain cases, actually in many cases, the adult may also be charged with other
crimes in addition to the contributing charge. At Ridings
Law Group, P.C., our criminal
defense attorneys in Nashville, Tennessee have been successful in representing
those charged with felonies and
misdemeanors for over 13 years, and we want to put our skilled attorneys
on your side to help defend your innocence.
While the charge of Contributing to the delinquency of a minor can result in
misdemeanor or felony charges, even a
misdemeanor conviction can carry severe penalties
including up to a year in prison and the possibility of heavy fines. Some of the
most common occurrences of adults being charged with contributing include, but are
not limited to:
- Purchasing tobacco products for a minor
- Purchasing alcohol for a minor
- Child pornography exploitation
- Allowing a minor to drink alcohol or use tobacco products
- Selling to/using drugs with a minor
- Allowing/aiding a minor to skip school
- Exposing a minor to illegal activity,
- As well as many others…
Many of these offenses may result in a contributing charge as well as additional
criminal charges. If you have been charged with
contributing to the delinquency of a minor, contact
our Nashville, Tennessee attorneys
at Ridings Law Group, P.C.
Contact David Ridings for aggressive representation!
Attorney David Ridings’ work with the district attorneys’
office that once arrested and prosecuted juveniles, now uses his inside knowledge
to represent them is dedicated to helping those charged with criminal activity defend
their innocence. Our Nashville Criminal Attorneys
have over 13 years of experience in criminal defense
law and we are ready and willing to take your case to court.
Contact Ridings Law Group, P.C.
to discuss your contributing case with our skilled
Nashville, Tennessee attorneys.
You have rights, and you deserve aggressive representation from an attorney that
knows the system. Attorney David Ridings has spent much
of the last 24 years on one side of the system or the other. From the Police Force,
to the District Attorney’s Office, to the Criminal Defense
table, Attorney David Ridings has the experience you
need. Get the representation you deserve from an attorney with the experience you
can’t get from a book.
Call 615-851-1888 today if you’ve been charged withcontributing to the delinquency
of a minor!
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