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Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor

Contributing to MinorsAny 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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