Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Utah
A high school teacher and girl’s softball coach was charged this past week for contributing to the delinquency of a minor after it was discovered she had been buying beer for students. The teacher worked Herriman High School for a couple years and had been the softball coach. All of this was discovered after a parent read text messages between the teacher and one of her students. Police indicated the teacher offered wine coolers to a student after the tow of them had been working out and while they were driving around. On another alleged incident, the teacher brought beer to a party where several students were present. The high school teacher was only 21 years of age and some parents in the community are questioning the school district’s decision to even hire such an individual with such a lack of experience.
Giving Alcohol to Minors
Providing alcohol to minors may carry potentially severe consequences. In the case cited above, the high school teacher has been charged with knowingly furnishing alcohol to a minor which in Utah is a class A misdemeanor. In a case such as this one, it is very important to consult with an attorney before making any decisions about how to proceed in your defense. If you are convicted of this crime, you could be facing jail time, fines, not to mention a criminal background and other costly repercussions.
Meeting With a Criminal Defense Lawyer
It is always a good idea to meet with a criminal defense lawyer in Utah when you have been charged with any type of alcohol related crime. We all know how regulated alcohol is in this state. You should also know that the courts take these types of matters seriously so it is important you have experienced representation to protect you rights. Call Salcido Law Firm today if you would like to sit down with one of our Salt Lake City defense attorneys today. Call us now at 801.618.1334.