Re: Why Am I Being Punished Instead of the Juvenile with This Statue Mo 570.087
I would imagine that you, the parent, were previously aware of the juvenile's offense being that some sort of parent would've had to have picked them up from police custody at the time.
In the state of Missouri, the parents are responsible for their offspring's obligations that may arise from criminal activity(s). You are not criminally liable, the offender is, but you may very well be held responsible for the civil demand liability.
$250 could be a lot of yard/housework for "the juvenile".
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