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?
Criminal Defense Attorney
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.