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Is Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor a Felony or a Misdemeanor in Nevada?

juvenile charges in Las Vegas NVContributing to the delinquency of a minor is a misdemeanor in Nevada. It is a Nevada crime for a person to contribute to a child’s delinquent behavior or neglect.

Specifically, a person faces contributory delinquency charges for causing a child under 18-years old to be put in any of the following situations: beg in public, be destitute, be homeless, or live in a brothel or other unfit home; have no adult supervision, be in the company of criminals, or in a saloon; take drugs or alcohol or otherwise break the law; or miss school habitually or lead an idle or immoral life. The charge comes with a maximum punishment of six months in jail, and/or a $1,000 fine.

While this is seemingly an innocuous charge, it is in fact very serious in that it can cost you your job and even your relationships with others. When it comes to custody battles this offense can ruin your chances in family court. You need to contact us today to provide you with a rigorous defense to protect your rights and get you on a path towards dismissal or exoneration.

False accusation is a defense against any criminal charge. Many times, this type of charges is the result of false allegations. We pour over every detail and fact and will be sure to cull all viable material that will favor your case. Sometimes the police arrest the wrong person by accident or design. Other times, angry spouses or children will deliberately accuse someone in spite or because of revenge. This is where a good criminal defense attorney comes in.

He or she will vigorously investigate and gather evidence to show that accuser may ulterior motives. The prosecutor has to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. This means all jurors have to be absolutely sure of a person’s guilt to convict. Nine times out of ten these cases are settled or dismissed. Let us help you get these charges dropped so you can go on with your life.

In addition to the above defense, many people get caught in this scenario without realizing it. Children today are advanced in their technological prowess.  Parents that do not monitor their kids can be subject to this charge if their children are misbehaving online. You have to be careful at all times when it comes to children—when parenting, coaching, babysitting etc. For example, if you are chaperoning a field trip and some of the students get alcohol and drink it in their room then you can get charged with this offense.

If you are not sure of your rights contact us today for clarification.

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