Contributing to the delinquency of a minor is a serious criminal charge. If you are facing charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor you should consult with a Denver criminal defense attorney immediately.
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Generally contributing to the delinquency of a minor is charged in situations where a person who is not a minor gives minor drugs or alcohol, keeps them away from school, or gets the child involved in drug distribution.
C.R.S. 18-6-701(1) defines contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The elements are as follows:
- 1. That the defendant,
- in the State of Colorado, at or about the date and place charged,
- knowingly induced, aided, or encouraged another to violate [insert a reference to the federal or state law, municipal or county ordinance, or court order], and
- the person who was induced, aided, or encouraged by the defendant was under the age of eighteen years.
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As a class 4 felony, contributing to the delinquency of a minor is punishable by 2 to 6 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.
If you have been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer is essential. Get in touch with experienced Denver contributing to the delinquency of a minor defense attorney Jason Savela by calling (720) 821-1001.