Q: Do I need a lawyer?
I'm 18, graduated this year and live in Nebraksa. I have a friend who is 15. He called me last week and asked if I could pick him up from school because he was being sent home for the day and couldn't get a hold of his mom. So I did. After I picked him up he asked if he could come to my apartment and hang out until I went to work. So we went back to my place. Then about 30 minutes later the police came. I then found out he wasn't supposed to leave school and because I picked him up I got a citation for contributing to the deliquency of a minor. I had no idea he wasn't supposed to leave school which is my fault I shouldn't have just trusted him. Now i have court and I'm so scared of what's going to happen. I've never been in any trouble before. I just moved out on my own for college and don't need all this. Do I need a lawyer? What happens now? I'm terrified!
A: This is something that a criminal defense attorney or public defender normally handles. The more proof you have to show that you believed he was being discharged from school, the easier it will be to defend this case. For example, did he send you a text saying is being sent home from school? Does he have a history of skipping school that you weren't aware of, etc?
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