Archives for: April 6th, 2021

You’ve likely heard the term “contributing to the delinquency of a minor” on television and in the movies, but it’s not just a fictional buzzword – it’s a real crime with real legal consequences.

When an adult encourages a minor to participate in illegal activities – such as drinking alcohol or taking drugs – they can be charged with this crime. Take the case of a 33-year-old Colorado Springs man.

A bill currently being considered by the Colorado legislature proposes that businesses licensed to sell alcohol to adults be permitted to sell alcohol to adults under 21 when the underage person’s parents are present with the underage person and purchase the beverage for that person.


As the law currently stands, it would be illegal for a restaurant to provide anyone under 21 with alcohol regardless of who is present