Parental Liability for Juvenile Crime in Illinois
Has your child committed a crime? You may be held responsible.
The laws regarding the responsibility of parents for the actions of their children vary widely depending on where you live. In some situations, parents may be sued if their child has caused property damage or injury to another person. Some locations even have laws holding parents criminally liable for their children's offenses.
In order to know what charges you may face and your best legal options, you need an experienced juvenile defense attorney. Call Donahue, Sowa & Magana today at 630-762-1780 or contact us online. We will help you and your family deal with the complex and intimidating criminal justice system.
Parents may be legally responsible for the actions of their children.
Depending on the situation, parents may be held responsible if a child uses drugs or alcohol, does not attend school or commits any other type of offense. Parents may also be responsible for court costs, monetary restitution to victims, room and board in a juvenile detention facility and enforcing the probation imposed by the court.
The consequences of crimes committed by juveniles are often shouldered by their parents. To find out if you may be liable for your child's actions, contact an experienced juvenile defense lawyer today.
You want what is best for your child. If he or she is in trouble, make sure you give them the love and support they need while your family goes through a difficult time.