Contributing To The Delinquency Of A Minor

Georgia residents who "knowingly and willfully encourage, cause, abet, connive or aid a minor" to commit a delinquent act by "hiring, conspiring with or directing" an underage person of either sex to commit a crime may be accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

If you face criminal accusations, attorney Tracy Teiger at the Teiger Law Center, P.C., encourages you to seek legal advice before discussing your case with anyone, including law enforcement. The way you answer their questions may make a difference in whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony, or have all charges dropped.

The First Conversation You Should Have Is With Your Lawyer

If you have been accused of encouraging illegal behavior in a child, you need legal representation. Providing a weapon to a minor to commit any felony that encompasses force or violence, selling or providing alcohol or drugs, encouraging or engaging a minor to commit vandalism or robbery, identity theft (such as fake IDs), sex crimes such as statutory rape (even talking about sex) or sexual coercion, and not acting to stop a child delinquency are considered to be contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Our attorneys at the Teiger Law Center, P.C., bring nearly 30 years of experience to bear on criminal cases. We want you to know that the prosecution has an uphill challenge, and we intend to reveal all the reasons why. Defense strategy will depend upon the details of your case, of course, and may range from questioning whether the charge can stand if no delinquent act came from the encouragement to the reliability of witnesses.

In addition to fines and imprisonment from a criminal case, conviction may bring civil suits, probation, restitution and damage to your professional reputation. We believe in discretion and will pursue settlement before your case goes to court, working hard to negotiate on your behalf. If necessary, though, we are aggressive defenders of your rights in a Georgia courtroom and will invoke several strategies, depending on the circumstances of the charges brought against you.

Discuss Your Case In Confidence With Our Experienced Attorneys

Don't take risks with your future, call our team at the Teiger Law Center, P.C., at 678-374-7645, 800-780-2275 or contact us online. From our offices in Alpharetta and Cumming, we routinely work with clients across the Atlanta metro and north Georgia.