26-9 CONTRIBUTING TO DELINQUENCY OR DEPENDENCY
CONTRIBUTING TO DELINQUENCY OR DEPENDENCY
Contributing to abuse, neglect, or delinquency or causing child to become child in need of
supervision as misdemeanor.
Short terms used to describe offenses.
Original jurisdiction of prosecutions.
Probation officers authorized to file complaints--Assistance by state's attorney--General
powers of state's attorney unimpaired.
Interpretation and construction in prosecutions under chapter.
Actual abuse, neglect, or delinquency not required for conviction.
Liberal construction for protection of child.
Criminal proceedings under other laws not prevented.
Consistency with other laws for support and protection of children.
Proceedings under chapter not prevented by similar laws--Duplicate prosecutions
considered in mitigation.
Suspension, stay, or postponement of sentence--Release from custody on condition.
Abused or neglected child left in custody of person under suspended sentence--Conditions
Enforcement of sentence after suspension or stay--Commencement of jail term.
Maximum period of suspension or stay of sentence--Release and discharge on compliance
Security for child support required after conviction for contributory abuse or contributory
neglect--Forfeiture on failure to comply with conditions.
Separate suit not required to recover on bond--Order to show cause--Judgment on bond.
Disposition of recovery on bond.