Is it against the law to give my daughters friend a ride to my home. I called the police when I got home immediately.

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Is it against the law to give my daughters friend a ride to my home. I called the police when I got home immediately.

She said she was stranded, no money for bus and mom wont let her come home. I asked if she had a number for mom she said no. School was closed and I couldn’t get the school’s help. I asked her why she couldn’t go home and she said because my mom said never to come home again. I’m a foster parent and I was expecting the children to come home any minute from their visit and I had to get home. I said I gotta go what do you want to do? I can give you bus fare or I could take you home or I could take you to my house and we can call the police? My two foster daughters were with me who are 12 and 18.

Asked on May 23, 2009 under Criminal Law, Washington

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I understand your situation now.

Quite honestly I see no reason why you would be in any trouble.  You were acting in good faith here.  The girl said that she couldn't go home and you didn't want to strand her at a school that was closed.  Finally, when you got home you immediately informed the police as to her whereabouts.  If anything you acted with due diligence.

If the facts are as you say, you deserve to be applauded.  Some people would have not gotten involved and left the girl.

If someone is threatening some kind of legal action I don't think that they have a leg to stand on.

Hope this  helps.


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