Charged with Corruption of Minors in Pennsylvania
Information from a Pittsburgh Criminal Lawyer
If you find yourself faced with a Corruption of Minors charge, you may be wondering what penalties you face and options you have for defending your legal rights. You may also be facing additional charges, if another crime occurred in conjunction with this charge.
A Corruption of Minors charge is often issued when an adult is suspected of encouraging, aiding or enticing someone under the age of 18 to commit a crime or violate their parole or court order.
Of course, depending on what the crime is, can often determine the penalty you face – there is a large difference between buying beer for a teenager and engaging with them in sexual intercourse.
If you were charged with Corruption of Minors, you should speak to a skilled attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options.
Sometimes, a conviction can lead to being labeled as a sexual predator for life and having to comply with Megan’s Law. These are very serious charges that come with tough penalties.
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Corruption of Minors – Charges Defined
According to the Pennsylvania Legal Code, Title 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6301, it is illegal for a person who is 18 years of age or older, from corrupting the morals of a minor, or a person under the age of 18. This can include encouraging, aiding, abetting, or enticing someone under the age of 18 to commit a crime or violate their parole or court order.
While “corrupting the morals of a minor” is not well-defined, generally speaking, these can include actions that would offend common sense and a sense of decency.
Examples of Corruption of Minors can include any of the following:
- Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor;
- Engaging in sexual relations with a minor;
- Encouraging or aiding a minor to commit a crime;
- Committing a crime or facilitating a crime with a minor;
- Aiding a minor to commit Truancy;
- Aiding a minor to violate their parole or probation.
Maximum Penalty and Fines of a Corruption of Minors Conviction in PA
If you are convicted of a Corruption of Minors charge, you face the following penalties in Pennsylvania:
Aiding a Minor to Commit Truancy
- Summary Offense;
- Up to 90 days in jail, and;
- Up to $300 fine
Committing a Crime or Facilitating a Violation of the Law
- First Degree Misdemeanor, and;
- Up to Five Years in Prison, and;
- Maximum fine of $10,000.
Engaging in or Encouraging a Sexual Act or Crime with a Minor
- Third-degree Felony, and;
- Up to seven years in prison, and;
- Maximum $15,000 fine.
In addition, penalties may include a lifetime prohibition of the possession of a firearm and lifetime requirement to register on the National Sex Offenders Registry (Megan’s Law), which can severely restrict where you are able to live and work.
How Shrager Defense Attorneys Can Help
If you were arrested for corrupting a minor or think you may soon face charges, it is important you call Attorney David Shrager right away for a free legal consultation. He can help you better understand your charges and options for a best defense.
Several defense strategies could be employed to win your case, including credibility and mistake as to age.
There are many defenses against sex crimes and we work hard to build the strongest defense possible to win your case.
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