Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor - A Felony in Denver & Jefferson County, Colorado
It makes no sense to me that Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor is a Felony in Denver, Colorado. Colorado criminal statute law violations are written on the basis that someone is charged with a felony if a serious law violation has occurred. Murder is worse than shoplifting, shooting someone is worse than punching them, and stealing $300,000 is worse than stealing $100. Why then, is someone charged with a class 4 felony of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Jefferson County if they induce, aid or encourage a child to litter, make loud noises at night, or let a dog bark? What is another class 4 felony? Sexual assault.