If I have a stepson who is on probation for 6 years and he can be transferred back to where I live while he is on probation, are my wife and I responsible for him?

Basically, can we get in trouble if he does stuff he’s not supposed to while he’s living with us?

Asked on September 24, 2012 under Criminal Law, Ohio


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Assuming your stepson who is on probation obtains a court order allowing him to move to your locality while on probation and he ends up living with you, there is always the possibility that you and your wife could get in legal trouble if the stepson violates his probation by engaging in illegal activity at your home where you and your spouse could be implicated.

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