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§ 3-8A-30. Causation or encouragement of child’s delinquent acts prohibited

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 3. Courts of General Jurisdiction--Jurisdiction/Special Causes of Action (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 8a. Juvenile Causes--Children Other than Cinas and Adults (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-8A-30
§ 3-8A-30. Causation or encouragement of child’s delinquent acts prohibited
In general
(a) It is unlawful for an adult willfully to contribute to, encourage, cause or tend to cause any act, omission, or condition which results in a violation, renders a child delinquent or in need of supervision.
Conviction possible if child not found delinquent or in need of supervision
(b) A person may be convicted under this section even if the child has not been found to have committed a violation or adjudicated delinquent or in need of supervision. However, the court may expunge a delinquent adjudication from the child's record and enter it as a finding in the adult's case.
Fines and penalties
(c) An adult convicted under this section is subject to a fine of not more than $2,500 or imprisonment for not more than 3 years, or both. The court may suspend sentence and place the adult on probation subject to the terms and conditions it deems to be in the best interests of the child and the public.

Credits

Added as Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 3-831 by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1975, c. 554, §§ 1, 3; Acts 1977, c. 846; Acts 1982, c. 111; Acts 1982, c. 844. Renumbered as Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 3-8A-30 and amended by Acts 2001, c. 415, § 6, eff. Oct. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2006, c. 44, § 6, eff. April 8, 2006.
Formerly Art. 26, §§ 70-24, 91, 93, 99.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-8A-30, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-8A-30
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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