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cows are alot of trouble

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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? TN My 14 yer old son has been charged with trespassing, reckless endangerment & vandalism. He tampered with a fence in an effort to get into a field to ride his 4-wheeler. 39 cattle got out of the pasture & 1 was hit by an automobile. We are told that there was no personal injury but the car was damaged. This happened 12 days ago but,the sheriff's department says the accident report has not been turned in by the investigating officer. My son was read his rights & questioned without a parent being present. He admitted to tampering with the fence. What sort of punishment and damages are we facing?
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Senior Member
Both the farmer and the vhicle owner can sue you for damages in addition to any charges by law enforcement, possibly suspension of his liscense when eligible in addition to any punishment he might expect from you, so he should be one sorry lad who will be getting lots of exercise.

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Senior Member
Also if he was read his 'miranda rights', then he had a right to remain silent. They do not need a parent present for this.


Senior Member
and considering that even a the lowest form of cow is worth about $400 up to a Hereford purebred at $50,000, I think I'd be taking his little ass by the ear to that farmer's place with pitchfork in hand and loaning him out for a bit of OJT in responsibility.


Senior Member
Definately he should be made to work on the days the trucks from the rendering/glue factory make their rounds nothing like the aroma or bloated bovines wafting on the breeze while mucking out the barns.

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