Contributing to delinquency or dependency is where a person acts in any way to harm the morals or welfare of a child under the age of 18 (“delinquency”), or in any way to cause or encourage a child to become a “dependent person.” A dependent person is essentially a beggar, drifter, prostitute, or drug user.
When a charge involves the delinquency of a child, the offense may be called contributory delinquency. An offense may be as simple as keeping a child home from school without explanation. When a charge involves the dependency of a child, the offense may be called contributory dependency. An example would be providing alcohol to a child. Contact one of our Criminal Defense Lawyers in Mesa AZ if you have any questions.
Contributing to delinquency or dependency is a class 1 misdemeanor. A person found guilty of the offense may face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
We are located in Mesa, AZ, and offer a free legal consultation with a contributing to delinquency or dependency lawyer about your criminal charges.
Canyon State Law in Mesa
3707 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206
All initial consultations are free of charge and we will help you quickly determine what you should do with your pending criminal charges. Our attorneys and staff are friendly and understanding of your situation.
We can help you if you have been arrested and charged with any of the following crimes in Mesa, Arizona:
Canyon State Law has a contributing to the delinquency or dependency attorneys in convenient locations across Maricopa, Pinal, and other counties in the state of Arizona. Visit our web page for each of these cities for more specific information: