Parents Can Be Held Responsible for Damages Resulting from Vandalism and Theft Offenses Caused By Their Minor Children

One of the most frustrating things is when minors vandalize someone's property.  The minor does not have assets to reimburse the owner for the damaged property.  The same is also true when minors steal a car and then destroy the car in the joy ride that follows.

However, the Ohio legislature enacted R.C. 3109.09 to correct this injustice.  R.C. 3109.09 allows the owner of property (even a board of education) to recover up to $10,000 from parents whose minor children vandalize or cause damage when involved in a theft offense.  It may still be difficult to make a recovery against the parents, but in some circumstances it does allow for some monetary compensation to someone whose property has been damaged by teenagers. 

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by aalindane August 26, 2015 at 07:57 AM
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