CO Furnishing To A Minor Lawyer
Facing Furnishing To A Minor charges in Colorado? Time is NOT on your side.
If you are under investigation, if law enforcement wants to speak with you, or if you have been charged with a criminal offense, a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your charges. Call Weber Law to discuss your circumstances.
Having guidance through and an understanding of the criminal process will alleviate stress and allow you to focus your attention on improving your life.
Furnishing to a Minor Crimes Defense
In Colorado, it is against the law to sell or give alcohol to persons who are under the age of twenty-one. You could be at risk for jail time, a hefty fine, a record that follows you for life, and even losing your liquor license as a business owner.
What is the Statute?
Under CRS 44-3-901, to sell, serve, give away, dispose of, exchange, deliver, or permit the sale, serving, giving, or procuring of any alcohol beverage to or for any person under the age of twenty-one years.
What is the Penalty?
Furnishing alcohol to minors in the state of Colorado is a class 2 misdemeanor. A class 2 misdemeanor in the state of Colorado is punishable by imprisonment of 6 to 18 months, fines of $500 to $5,000, or both.
A penalty can be reduced or lessened depending on certain factors of the case. Those factors can include if the underage person who consumed alcohol is in need of medical attention after consuming alcohol and the perpetrator who supplied the alcohol calls for help from the police or emergency medical personnel, to report that the underage person is in need of medical assistance as a result of consuming alcohol.
If a merchant is convicted of selling alcohol to minors, they could risk losing their job, or their liquor license.
Charges that are related to supplying or selling alcohol to a minor or can even be coupled with the charge include but are not limited to:
- Contributing to the delinquency of a minor
- Underage drinking and driving
- Minor in possession of alcohol or marijuana
- Unlawful acts with a false ID
How Can You Fight It?
If you have been cited with supplying or selling alcohol to minors in the state of Colorado, there are a few ways Weber Law can fight for you. Whether it is negotiating to lower the charge to a lesser crime, reducing your fine amount, making sure the charge does not go on your record, or defending you at trial, Weber Law will work for you every step of the way. By using defenses that have been successful in the past, for example, being supplied a false ID by the minor, not realizing the merchandise you were selling had alcohol in it, or being coerced into supplying the alcohol, Weber Law will create a strong defense for you. At Weber Law we are experienced in defending these types of charges, winning these types of cases, and getting you back to everyday life. If you or anyone you know has been cited with supplying or selling alcohol to minors in the state of Colorado, call Weber Law today for a consultation.
- CRS 42-3-901, Unlawful acts-exceptions-definitions
- CRS 44-3-904, Violations – penalties
- CRS 18-1.3-501, misdemeanors –classified
- CRS 18-6-701, Contributing to the delinquency of a minor
- CRS 42-4-1301(2)(d), Underage drinking and driving
- CRS 18-13-122, Minor in possession of alcohol or marijuana
- CRS 42-2-309, Unlawful acts with a false ID
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been charged with furnishing to a minor. We offer a free confidential case evaluation. Serving Denver and the surrounding areas.
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Our Furnishing to a Minor Defense Lawyers Are Here to Help
If you have been charged with a crime, do not hesitate to ask for legal help. At Weber Law Firm, we understand you’re scared and nervous about what is coming next. You may even be angry that you have been falsely accused of a crime you didn’t commit. We are here to fight for an acquittal.
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