Im 18 and was unaware of curfew laws and my friend is 17. Anyway we always go out and skate around at night. If caught is it possible for me to be charged for having my friend out past curfew because he is still a minor?
You could be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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Ignorance of the law is not a valid defense. With that said, the best thing you can do is not be out past curfew. If you are stopped and charged, I suggest you consult with a local attorney. You can use the "Find a lawyer" button at the top of the page. Y'all be careful out there skating.
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Yes, you could be charged with a crime. Although the penalty would be minimal on a first offense, just don't do it.
You would probably be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor which is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail, and a $1,000 fine. I doubt you would get any jail time.
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