In Tennessee, contributing to the delinquency of a minor is a serious violation of the law. Any adult who aids or encourages a child to behave in an unruly manner or participate in delinquent activities is guilty of committing a Class A misdemeanor that may be tried in circuit or criminal court. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and fines up to $2,500.
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If you have been accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor in Tennessee, you need solid legal counsel from a firm that understands the nuances of Tennessee law. There are stiff penalties for those who have encouraged or enabled a person under the age of 18 to engage in illegal behavior like using tobacco products, drinking alcohol, selling/using drugs, skipping school, robbery, and even the act of exposing a minor to illegal behavior and other offenses that are considered delinquent in nature. In fact, parents may even be found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor in Tennessee if their child is found guilty of vandalizing government or public property two times.
Those facing criminal charges in Tennessee for contributing to the delinquency of a minor should not try to defend themselves in court without the assistance of a qualified criminal attorney. While misdemeanor convictions may not carry the same weight as a felony conviction, having a misdemeanor on your record may affect your future employment opportunities. At the law offices of Haymaker and Heroux, P.C., we will work diligently to see that you avoid a misdemeanor conviction that may have unforeseen consequences that affect the rest of your life.
Contact us today at 615-651-7476 to get the legal assistance you need when you have been accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor in Tennessee.