The mother of a teenager who allegedly threw a party in New Jersey has been arrested after police say the mother was home during the party and should have known that alcohol and drugs were allegedly at the party.
Police say they received numerous calls from neighbors complaining about the alleged party, but when they arrived, police say they belive drugs were around the property and teenagers were drinking beer in the basement. The woman whose daughter was having the party said she didn't know that drugs or alcohol were at the party. She has now been charged with providing alcohol to minors, among other charges, such as maintaining a nuisance.
Sometimes parents hope to provide a safe way for their teenagers to have friends over, and hope that providing a safe location can help them keep an eye on their teens but allow them to have fun. This can beneficial in keeping drugs and alcohol out of the picture. However, in some cases, teenagers might sneak alcohol into a person's home, causing a legal issue for parents.
If a parent is arrested for a similar crime, they might be wise to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney in New Jersey. They can help the person understand their rights and work to form a defense. Sometimes these charges can result in a parent feeling isolated from their community, and might result in consequences at their job or during event involving their children's school and other activities that they might participate in.
Source: CBS New York, "Mother Charged After Police Find Beer, Drugs At Teen Party In N.J.," Oct. 23, 2013