Saratoga Springs, UT asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Utah

Q: I am facing 3 Charges for contributing to a minor for alcohol but I am not of legal age to purchase it and I know the

Adult who did purchase it which then Contributes to minors , can I get these Charges Dropped? I am only 18 and not legal age to purchase

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Taylor C. Hartley
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Taylor C. Hartley
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • American Fork, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: According to the law, an "adult" for purposes of "Contributing to a minor" is someone who is 18. So, unfortunately, even though you are not of legal age to drink, you are of legal age to contribute to a minor. However, an attorney most likely would still be able to help you with this charge by either dismissing charges or getting them reduced to something much lower.

Aric M. Cramer agrees with this answer

Aric M. Cramer
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Aric M. Cramer
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: You can defend against any charge. You will need an attorney to help you. Call a local defense attorney in your area for a consultation.

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