Can a parent be charged for helping their son leave the state f he did not return to a work release correction facility?

Asked on November 23, 2015 under Criminal Law, Indiana


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

It depends on the parent's knowledge and therefore intention: if the parent knew (or based on what was said/done, reasonably or logically should have known) he would not return, then yes: the parent could be charged with aiding and abetting his escape, or conspiracy to help his escape. If the parent had no knowledge that he would not come back, however, and no reason to know, then he/she should not be criminally liable.

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