Facing charges for Contributing to Child Delinquency in South Florida can be devastating, but Rossen Law Firm is here to fight for your rights and to protect your future. Reach out to our Fort Lauderdale office to discuss your options with a skilled child abuse attorney.
What is a Contributing to Child Delinquency Crime in Fort Lauderdale?
Contributing to child delinquency is when a person commits any act that causes, tends to cause, endorses, or contributes to a child becoming a delinquent, or a dependent child, or a child in need of services.
Contributing to child delinquency also applies to those who persuade, threaten, or otherwise encourage a child to live or act in a way that causes or tends to cause the child to remain dependent or delinquent.
CONSEQUENCES OF CONTRIBUTING TO CHILD DELINQUENCY
Contributing to child delinquency is classified as a first-degree misdemeanor in South Florida, with penalties of up to 1 year in jail and/or 1 year of probation.
Additional punishments may include fines, court costs, restitution awards, community service, supervision by the Department of Children and Families, and other court-ordered sanctions.
CONTRIBUTING TO CHILD DELINQUENCY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN SOUTH FLORIDA
If you’re facing a contributing to child delinquency charge – we are here to lend an expert hand and help you through this rough patch.
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Possible Contributing to Child Delinquency Defenses
Lack of Causation: If the defendant’s actions did not induce, tend to induce, or cause the alleged delinquency, the alleged crime can be fought on the basis that it never occurred.
Lack of Knowledge: If the defendant is charged with “knowingly” contributing to the delinquency of a child, a lack of knowledge may serve as a complete defense to the charge.
Factual Differences: If there are factual disagreements about the defendant’s conduct, and legal reasons the child would not be classified as a delinquent, dependent or as a child in need of services, then this may be used as a defense.
Discuss Contributing to Child Delinquency Charges with a Fort Lauderdale Attorney
We work with Contributing to Child Delinquency cases of all types. We know how to protect your rights and come up with an aggressive defense tailored to your specific case.
Contact our office if you’re facing charges for contributing to child delinquency in South Florida. We’ll listen to your story, discuss the best course of action for you, and see what resources may help you. One mistake shouldn’t have the power to ruin your life – and we’ll fight to make sure it doesn’t.
Rossen Law Firm offers FREE strategy sessions so you know how we’ll work to get the best possible result on your case for you. Unlike most law firms, we don’t put a time limit on this meeting. Contact us to get started.
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