All citizens of Virginia are required to help care for children. This means not only keeping them free from violence and other malicious acts but also free of factors that may lead them down the wrong path. This can encompass a wide range of activities and the severity of the penalty will be determined by the severity of the charge. If you have been charged with contributing the delinquency of a minor, it is best to contact an attorney right away in order to get information about any potential fines or jail time you may be facing.
For those in education or in a child care field, these charges are especially serious because it may have a negative impact on your career or on future job prospects. Because people in these fields have a unique duty to care for children, a conviction of this charge will essentially prevent you from working in your field ever again. It is best to get out in front of these charges and confront them head on. An experienced delinquency of a minor attorney in Virginia can discuss the evidence against you and formulate a way to keep these charges off your record.
In Virginia, it is illegal for any person over the age of 18 to contribute to, encourage, or cause any act, omission or condition which renders a child delinquent, in need of services, in need of supervision or abused and neglected. It is also a crime to have consensual sexual intercourse with a child over the age of 15. If the sexual intercourse is with a child under the age of 15, the person may be guilty of another crime classified as sexual assault. These sexual assault charges are especially serious and need to be dealt with by an attorney immediately.
If you are facing conspiracy charges, contact The Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates in Virginia. Our firm has 25 years of successfully representing people charged with all types of criminal and traffic offenses. We are one of Virginia’s largest and leading criminal and traffic defense firms. Our coverage areas of legal practice span across Arlington, Fairfax, Alexandria, and Northern Virginia parts.