As parents, we are responsible for our minor children in a number of ways--including legally. The state of Colorado holds parents responsible for their children’s illegal behavior, if the child in question is a minor. This is particularly true in the event of a shoplifting crime, in which the monetary responsibility will fall upon the parents. The price of the item in question must be paid in full by the minor’s parents.
In addition to the actual cost of the property or stolen item, the parents may be subject to paying a penalty to the property owner, one ranging anywhere from $100-250. There is no limited to how much parents may be expected to pay.
As you can imagine, this can be quite a difficult situation to endure, particularly if your child mistakenly took something without realizing the implication of his or her actions. This is why, in case of a shoplifting charge or accusation regarding your minor child, you must not waste any time in getting the legal counsel, care, and representation your family deserves.
If you or your child was charged or accused of shoplifting, this is a serious offense and needs to be handled as immediately as possible. Our Denver criminal defense lawyer of the Law Office of Kevin Cahill understands just how much is on the line when you are facing such an ominous charge. This is why our legal team won’t give up on you or your rights until we are able to deliver you the most beneficial results possible--you can count on us.
We would love to hear from you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (720) 548-2990.