What kind of charges/ jail time / bonds does an 18 year old face for shoplifting with minors present?

Asked about 2 years ago - Albuquerque, NM

minors are not his children, he stole ten dollars worth of merchandise from wal-mart. police were called and he was arrested. police said he could face a fourth degree felony for having minors present and could have up to a 5000 dollar cash only bond. is this true for the state of new mexico?

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  1. Stephen D Aarons

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . They are speaking of the 4th degree felony of contributing to the delinquency of a minor which carries maximum punishments of a $5,000 fine and 18 months in prison. The arresting officer can add that to the complaint but this felony is more difficult to prove than the petty misdemeanor of shoplifting.

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