Q: Can I be charged if I gave a ride to a minor that i did not know was running away
Sons gf lives with uncle and grandma her mom lives in Mexico she had a argument they told her to leave her mom talks to me ask me to give her a place to stay three days later she went home again with uncle and grandma following day she asked me to pick her up and drop off at a store for someone else to pick her up I thought her mom knew what she was doing like the first time her family reports her as a runaway after I picked her up I tell the police I did give her a ride but I thought the mom knew what she was doing and I do not know who picked her up police tell me they are going to talk to DA to see if they can put charges on me for giving her a ride and that I am responsible in taking her back since I picker her up and if something happens to her I am also responsible since I was the last adult that gave her a ride
The answer is "yes", you can be charged if the police have reason to believe you are not telling the truth about how much you knew. Quit talking to the police and get a lawyer. If the police believed you, they wouldn't be threatening to try to convince the D.A. to prosecute you. Talking to them further will only give them more ammunition in whatever case they think they have that you are guilty in this matter.
In case it didn't sink in when you first read what I said, let me repeat. Quit talking to the police and get a lawyer as soon as possible.
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