Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Attorney
Child Used to Steal Packages Off Porches

A mom is wanted for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor after having her child steal packages from people's front porch.

As an adult, encouraging a child to commit a crime in Greeley and Weld County often results in Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor charges. Recently, a young child was caught on video surveillance walking up to a front porch and taking the package that had been recently delivered. The child then runs back to the car and the female driver takes off. It has been presumed that the driver is the girl’s mother and that they were following a delivery truck around, taking the packages the delivery person left by the door. While no suspects have been named, if caught, the woman would likely be facing Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, a felony in Greeley, Johnstown, and Berthoud.

Weld County Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Lawyer: Definition of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor

The Weld, Morgan, and Logan County, Colorado law definition of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor – C.R.S. 18-6-701 – is:

(1) Any person who induces, aids, or encourages a child to violate any federal or state law, municipal or county ordinance, or court order commits contributing to the delinquency of a minor. For the purposes of this section, the term “child” means any person under the age of eighteen years.

So, by telling the child to go steal a package from someone else, Theft, the woman encouraged the child to violate a state law. Therefore, her actions meet the criteria of the crime. While Theft is a pretty obvious crime, there are less obvious municipal codes, like curfews for someone under 18, that can easily get someone charged with this felony crime.

Sentence for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Greeley and Sterling

As a class 4 felony in Greeley, Holyoke, and Sterling, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor is punishable by 2 to 6 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and up to $500,000 in fines. Colorado lawmakers believe that there should be serious consequences for influencing children and young adults to commit crimes, whether the crimes are serious or minor in nature.

If you or someone you love has been charged with, accused of, or arrested for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact Greeley’s best criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-616-6009 to set up a free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.

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