Candace - posted on 04/01/2012 ( 35 moms have responded )
My 16 year old son was visiting his brother in North Carolina for a couple of weeks and met a 15 year old girl. the girl got into an argument with her mother and the mother basically kicked her out for a while. Anyway, my son met up with the girl that night and brought her back to my other sons house to stay because she said she couldn't go home. (my other son wasn't home at the time). Well, the next day the mother called the police to say that her daughter was missing and she believed that her daughter was with my son. The police called my sons cell phone and asked him if the girl was with him and he told them no. About an hour later, my son and the girl came out of the house and the police were waiting for them. My son was arrested on the spot and charged with "contributing to the delinquincy of a minor" (for having her with him) and "resisting a public officer" (for lying to the police officer). Now my son has to go to court and is being charged as an adult.He has no prior record, but I am scared to death that he will be prosecuted on these charges which seem very harsh to me. has anybody else ever had to deal with this? I bailed him out of jail and had him brought back home to Ga. I have to take him back to N. Carolina on the 17th for his court hearing. Is there a chance he can get out of this with a slap on the wrist? I know he shouldn't have lied to the police, but he thought he was protecting the girl from an abusive situation. I don't know. I just don't want him to go to jail. please help.