Like most areas of law, the charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor is more vague than most people assume. It is most commonly charged when an adult (someone over the age of 18) buys alcohol for underage drinkers. However, this offense can include a whole host of other offenses and is prosecuted broadly. If you are facing such a charge, don’t risk the chance of receiving harsh penalties because you failed to get the best legal time on your defense. If you’ve been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, our San Diego criminal defense lawyer can help with your case.
First, remember that there are many ways you can be charged with this offense. You can be charged because of a passive act, such as failing to prevent a crime performed by a minor when it would have been possible to do so. You can also be charged because of a more proactive act, like inviting a person under the age of 18 to join an armed robbery. If either of these types of acts contribute to a minor becoming absent from school for long period of time or dependent on the juvenile court system, you will most likely be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The prosecution has their work cut out for them if you are facing these sorts of charges. Don’t attempt to defend your own case in court. The legal professionals at the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett will be able to walk you through the process and help you get the best results possible for your case.