Colorado courts, law enforcement, and district attorneys' offices are cracking down on crimes involving the sale, contributing, and providing of alcohol and drugs to minors. With marijuana legalization and Amendment 20's passage — legalizing recreational marijuana, even more households today have substances available readily for children and minors to "borrow" from mom or dad's bedrooms, bar tops, and kitchens.
In response, new legislation is on the rise, and tougher alcohol and consumption laws are coming down making it easier for law enforcement to arrest and charge minors and their parents for illegal consumption of drugs by a minor, illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor, and sale to, or possession of alcohol by minors in Colorado.
At our law firm of Denver-based alcohol defense attorneys Shazam Kianpour & Associates have seen some of these charges be accompanied by child abuse charges in Colorado and along the Front Range counties and cities.
A Lot at Stake for Children and Adults in These Cases
Bars, clubs, and serving industries in college towns like Fort Collins (Larimer County), Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, Greeley (Weld County), and especially gaming casinos in Blackhawk (Gilpin County) are taking a tougher and harder stance on minors in possession of alcohol, or people contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and even friends or family providing alcohol to a minor.
While some of these crimes are considered lower level crimes like misdemeanors and petty offenses, others like contributing to the delinquency of a minor are felonies and can not just ruin your record, they can ruin your life.
If you are being investigated or questioned by police for giving alcohol or drugs to a minor, if you have been charged and given tickets, or arrested for any of these alcohol-related crimes in Denver, Arapahoe, Jefferson County, or any of the surrounding areas, take them seriously, and call the law firm that takes your charges as seriously as you do.
We are alcohol defense lawyers, and our passion is helping people like you who have made a simple mistake and don't want to pay for it for the rest of their lives. One simple phone call or email and you will see and hear the compassion in our voice and understanding in our hearts since every single criminal defense lawyer and employee at our law firm is a parent just like you and understands what you are going through today.
Contact Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., Today
Call us for a free consultation, and finally see the difference between the rest and us. Why us? Because when you need us, we are there for you. Call today at 303-578-4036.
We are experienced Colorado criminal defense lawyers and can help you with charges like:
- Minor in possession of alcohol CRS 18-13-122 (MIP)
- Providing alcohol to a minor CRS 12-47-901
- Contributing to the delinquency of a minor CRS 18-6-701