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Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Adams County Lawyer, C.R.S. 18-6-701

Contributing-Minor.jpgWestminster Municipal Ordinance Violations Can Turn Into a Jefferson County, Colorado Felony

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, C.R.S. 18-6-701, can be charged against an adult if he or she encourages a minor to violate a Westminster City Code Ordinance. This may come as a shock to an adult who encourages a 17 year old to light fireworks, which is a violation of Westminster City Ordinance 6-8-2. But the simple act of encouraging a minor to violate any law can result in a conviction of a very serious class 4 felony in Jefferson or Adams County.

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Lawyer in Denver and Jefferson County

Deliquency-Minor.jpgJefferson County Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Charges

Be careful when you are around children.  Even an unintentional "assist" to a child in breaking the law - any law - can result in charges of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Jefferson County, Golden and Arvada.  This occurs because prosecutors and police don't dig deep enough to learn whether what happened was just a coincidence or your plan.  Let's study this problem so you can protect yourself. Read about the most common way adults are charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Colorado.

Denver Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Lawyer | The Legal Age Matters in Court

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It is not an uncommon for underage teens and young adults to get alcohol. Whether they use a fake id or get a legal-aged person to buy it for them, if they want it bad enough, they will find a way. It may not seem like a big deal to give some high school kids a couple beers, but in Denver, Aurora, and all across Colorado, it is a serious felony offense. Just ask a former high school principal who was convicted of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor after giving a 17-year-old student alcohol after a school dance. Because this didn't occur in Colorado, the man ended up with a misdemeanor charge, but if it had happened in Jefferson or Denver County, he would have been facing a class 4 felony.

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Jefferson County - Easy Felony

Most people do not realize how easy it is to get charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, C.R.S. 18-6-701, in Denver or Jefferson County. If a person is convicted, he or she will pay for it the rest of their life.

Details on Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Colorado

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, C.R.S. 18-6-701, is surprisingly a felony offense. And, when a person is convicted of this class 4 felony in Arapahoe, or Adams County, she will pay a heavy price the rest of her life.

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor: C.R.S. 18-6-701

A careful look at the Colorado Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor statute, C.R.S. 18-6-701, should make anyone around kids nervous. In Jefferson, Arapahoe, and Douglas County, this crime is a serious class 4 felony. I am aware that many people in Colorado feel it is okay to make the consequences for this crime harsh. I want to protect children too, but I also want to be reasonable. Should we have the same punishment for an adult who encourages a child to litter as we do for an adult who encourages a child to take drugs? One size never fits all circumstances and this crime is the poster child for ridiculous.

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Colorado

contributing-delinquency-mi.jpgIn Jefferson, Arapahoe and Boulder County, any person who aids or encourages a minor to commit any crime can be charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. This is one of the broader charges in the criminal code and can be used in wide range of contexts from helping a child get and consume alcohol to encouraging a child to engage in a sexual act and everything in between. While the most common context involves the use of alcohol, this statute can be made to apply to any situation where an adult is believed to encourage a minor to commit a crime.

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor - Alcohol

alcohol-contributing-delinq.jpgWhen I was 16 years old, I remember my parents let me have a glass of champagne on New Year's Eve and occasionally, I could have a glass of wine when we went to fancy dinners to celebrate big occasions. I believe that my experiences as a teenager taught me how to have a healthy relationship with alcohol and not abuse it. Nonetheless, I would never allow my children to drink before they are of legal age because now the criminal consequences of doing so in Denver are extreme. The world has changed and parents can no longer allow children to participate in family celebrations when they involve alcohol because of how the government has infiltrated family decisions and criminalized such conduct with the charge of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, C.R.S. 18-6-701

A Jefferson County man was sentenced on September 3, 2013, for Providing Alcohol to Minors. He dodged the more serious felony of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor when he was acquitted of that charge by a jury. He was the third of three people sentenced for providing alcohol at a party where teens were drinking and resulted in a fatal car crash killing two and seriously injuring two others. The other charged adults were convicted of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and Providing Alcohol to Minors. Not only were all three given jail time, several years of probation, and community service, there are many other consequences that the news papers don't talk about.

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor is "Magic" in Denver

Thanks to Colorado lawmakers, I have a formula for turning even the smallest of crimes into a felony. Here is the answer: C.R.S. 18-6-701. This crime is labeled "Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor" in Arapahoe, Douglas and Broomfield County . It is magic because if a child is charged with ANY crime and you can be said to have "induced, aided, or encouraged" the child in any way, it is a felony charge by you. You ask whether I am crazy, right?

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